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Serge vs. Surge

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Sergenoun

(textiles) A type of worsted cloth.

Surgenoun

A sudden transient rush, flood or increase.

‘He felt a surge of excitement.’;

Sergenoun

(by metonymy) A garment made of this fabric.

Surgenoun

The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's forward/backward oscillation

Sergenoun

A large wax candle used in some church ceremonies.

Surgenoun

(electricity) A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.

‘A power surge at that generator created a blackout across the whole district.’;

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Sergeverb

(sewing) To overlock.

Surgenoun

(aviation) A momentary reversal of the airflow through the compressor section of a jet engine due to disruption of the airflow entering the engine's air intake, accompanied by loud banging noises, emission of flame, and temporary loss of thrust.

Sergenoun

A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes.

Surgenoun

(nautical) The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).

Sergenoun

A large wax candle used in the ceremonies of various churches.

Surgenoun

(obsolete) A spring; a fountain.

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Sergenoun

a twilled woolen fabric

Surgenoun

The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.

Surgeverb

(intransitive) To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.

‘Toaster sales surged last year.’;

Surgeverb

To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.

‘A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up.’;

Surgeverb

To slack off a line.

Surgenoun

A spring; a fountain.

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Surgenoun

A large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water, produced generally by a high wind.

‘He that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.’; ‘He flies aloft, and, with impetuous roar,Pursues the foaming surges to the shore.’;

Surgenoun

The motion of, or produced by, a great wave.

Surgenoun

The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.

Surgeverb

To swell; to rise hifg and roll.

‘The surging waters like a mountain rise.’;

Surgeverb

To slip along a windlass.

Surgeverb

To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan).

Surgenoun

a sudden forceful flow

Surgenoun

a sudden or abrupt strong increase;

‘stimulated a surge of speculation’; ‘an upsurge of emotion’; ‘an upsurge in violent crime’;

Surgenoun

a large sea wave

Surgeverb

rise and move, as in waves or billows;

‘The army surged forward’;

Surgeverb

rise rapidly;

‘the dollar soared against the yes’;

Surgeverb

rise or move foward;

‘surging waves’;

Surgeverb

rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave;

‘the boats surged’;

Surgeverb

see one's performance improve;

‘He levelled the score and then surged ahead’;

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