dramatic, great, huge, massive (esp. BrE)
upsurge in

an upsurge in violent crime

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  • upsurge — UK US /ˈʌpsɜːdʒ/ noun [C, usually singular] ► a sudden large increase in something: upsurge in sth »The recent upsurge in people working beyond the retirement age is due to the falling value of pension funds and savings …   Financial and business terms

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  • upsurge — 1928, from UP (Cf. up) + SURGE (Cf. surge) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • upsurge — [up sʉrj′; ] for n. [ up′sʉrj΄] vi. upsurged, upsurging to surge up n. a surge upward …   English World dictionary

  • upsurge — up|surge [ˈʌpsə:dʒ US sə:rdʒ] n 1.) a sudden increase upsurge in ▪ There was an upsurge in violence during June and July. 2.) a sudden strong feeling upsurge of ▪ There was a genuine upsurge of religious feeling …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upsurge — [[t]ʌ̱psɜː(r)ʤ[/t]] N SING: oft N in/of n If there is an upsurge in something, there is a sudden, large increase in it. [FORMAL] ...the upsurge in oil prices... Saudi bankers say there s been an upsurge of business confidence since the end of the …   English dictionary

  • upsurge — up|surge [ ʌp,sɜrdʒ ] noun singular upsurge in/of a sudden increase in something: an upsurge in crime/violence/popularity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upsurge — noun (C) 1 a sudden increase (+ in): There s been an upsurge in complaints about the police. 2 sudden strong feelings (+ of): Adolescence is marked by an upsurge of sexual feeling …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • upsurge — UK [ˈʌpˌsɜː(r)dʒ] / US [ˈʌpˌsɜrdʒ] noun [singular] a sudden increase in something upsurge in/of: an upsurge in crime/violence/popularity …   English dictionary

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