SURGE, noun [Latin surgo, to rise.]
1. A large wave or billow; great rolling swell of water. [It is not applied to small waves, and is chiefly used in poetry and eloquence.]
He flies aloft, and with impetuous roar,
Pursues the foaming surges to the shore.
2. In ship-building, the tapered part in front of the whelps, between the chocks of a capstan, on which the messenger may surge
SURGE, verb intransitive To swell; to rise high and roll; as waves.
The surging waters like a mountain rise.
1. To slip back, as, the cable surges.