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Pump vs. Turbine

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Pumpnoun

A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas.

‘This pump can deliver 100 gallons of water per minute.’;

Turbinenoun

Any of various rotary machines that use the kinetic energy of a continuous stream of fluid (a liquid or a gas) to turn a shaft.

Pumpnoun

An instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping

‘It takes thirty pumps to get 10 litres; he did 50 pumps of the weights.’;

Turbinenoun

A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, but usually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against which the water acts by its impulse or reaction in flowing either outward from a central chamber, inward from an external casing, or from above downward, etc.; - also called turbine wheel.

Pumpnoun

A device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, particularly fuel.

‘This pump is out of order, but you can gas up at the next one.’;

Turbinenoun

A type of rotary engine with a set of rotating vanes, diagonally inclined and often curved, attached to a central spindle, and obtaining its motive force from the passage of a fluid, as water, steam, combusted gases, or air, over the vanes. Water turbines are frequently used for generating power at hydroelectric power stations, and steam turbines are used for generating power from coal- or oil-fired electric power stations. Turbines are also found in jet engines, and in some automobile engines.

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Pumpnoun

A swelling of the muscles caused by increased blood flow following high intensity weightlifting.

Turbinenoun

rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate

Pumpnoun

(colloquial) A ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender.

‘She gave the other girl a pump on her new bike.’;

Turbinenoun

a machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid.

Pumpnoun

The heart.

Turbine

A turbine ( or ) (from the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, or Latin turbo, meaning vortex) is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work. The work produced by a turbine can be used for generating electrical power when combined with a generator.

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Pumpnoun

The vagina.

Pumpnoun

(British) A type of shoe, a trainer or sneaker.

Pumpnoun

A type of women's shoe which leaves the instep uncovered and has a relatively high heel, especially a stiletto (with a very high and thin heel)

‘She was wearing a lovely new pair of pumps.’;

Pumpnoun

A dancing shoe.

Pumpnoun

A type of shoe without a heel.

Pumpverb

(transitive) To use a pump to move (liquid or gas).

‘I've pumped over 1000 gallons of water in the last ten minutes.’;

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Pumpverb

To fill with air.

‘He pumped up the air-bed by hand, but used the service station air to pump up the tyres.’;

Pumpverb

(transitive) To move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump.

‘I pumped my fist with joy when I won the race.’;

Pumpverb

(transitive) To shake (a person's hand) vigorously.

Pumpverb

(transitive) To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning.

Pumpverb

(intransitive) To use a pump to move liquid or gas.

‘I've been pumping for over a minute but the water isn't coming through.’;

Pumpverb

To be going very well.

‘The waves were really pumping this morning.’; ‘Last night's party was really pumping.’;

Pumpverb

(sports) To kick, throw or hit the ball far and high.

Pumpverb

To pass gas; to fart.

Pumpverb

(computing) To pass (messages) into a program so that it can obey them.

Pumpverb

To copulate.

Pumpverb

to weightlift

Pumpnoun

A low shoe with a thin sole.

Pumpnoun

An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston.

Pumpverb

To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.

Pumpverb

To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.

Pumpverb

Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.

‘But pump not me for politics.’;

Pumpverb

To work, or raise water, a pump.

Pumpnoun

a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

Pumpnoun

the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body;

‘he stood still, his heart thumping wildly’;

Pumpnoun

a low-cut shoe without fastenings

Pumpverb

operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal

Pumpverb

deliver forth;

‘pump bullets into the dummy’;

Pumpverb

draw or pour with a pump

Pumpverb

supply in great quantities;

‘Pump money into a project’;

Pumpverb

flow intermittently

Pumpverb

move up and down;

‘The athlete pumps weights in the gym’;

Pumpverb

raise (gases oor fluids) with a pump

Pumpverb

question persistently;

‘She pumped the witnesses for information’;

Pump

A pump is a device that moves fluids (liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action, typically converted from electrical energy into hydraulic energy. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps.Pumps operate by some mechanism (typically reciprocating or rotary), and consume energy to perform mechanical work moving the fluid.

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