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ampere


The microwave pulls 12 amps.
  a unit of measurement for electric current
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Often shortened to amp.
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  • The microwave pulls 12 amps.
  • They are quick to find out that the megaphone kid has earned the nickname "Amp."
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • But as soon as my fingers close around Mia’s, the thing I notice is that it stops and suddenly it goes quiet, like when the squall of feedback is suddenly cut when someone switches off an amp.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He amps up the commentary while sliding the pieces around (despite my pointing out they’re my pieces, since I’m on defense).
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • In the barn, someone has set up speakers and amps and even two enormous, industrial-sized lamps, which make everyone close to the stage look starkly white and hyper-real, and everyone else dark and indistinct, blurry.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And last the murky yellow cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad looking cheerful as Christmas itself on the tracks beside the gate.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He was playing his guitar with a portable amp.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • They turned the amps up so loud the window panes were rattling.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • High voltage, low amps.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Broken amps and old mikes littered the ground, along with shattered beer glasses and cigarette butts.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels

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  • A row of dials slung under the dash registered amps, oil pressure, and tach (whatever that was).
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Glowworm’s la-amp is gleaming, love.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • amp, On April 1, during the second day of my journey to Base C was surprised to run into February, Hackland, and de Klerk on the g out of the mountains, bound for ow Namche Bazaar, walkin trail bel Kathmandu.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Ted was standing glumly next to his amp, as if he’d lost a bet.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • He needed an explosion from Seabiscuit, every amp of his old speed and more.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • It’s a 40 amp-hour Ag-Zn battery with an optimal voltage of 1.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • It sounded awful, and the amps began to whine on either side of the stage.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Most of the 5…by.1O is occupied by a couple of large four-wheeled flatbed handcarts piled high with speakers and amps.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Isabel, with her eyes bent, fingered the pages of M. Ampere.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • "Audacity," he exclaimed to himself, "as inspired, perhaps, as a Lavoisier’s or an Ampere’s, the audacity of a Vinteuil making experiment, discovering the secret laws that govern an unknown force, driving across a region unexplored towards the one possible goal the invisible team in which he has placed his trust and which he never may discern!"
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • ) But nothing could amp me up on the way back to base.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The AMP idiot light on the dashboard began to flicker dully, signaling the fact that the Pinto was now on the edge of a stall.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Isabel, with her eyes bent, fingered the pages of M. Ampere.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Next to it is another semi, full of amps and other sound gear.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Isabel had taken in hand a volume of Ampere, presented, on their arrival in Rome, by Ralph; but though she held it in her lap with her finger vaguely kept in the place she was not impatient to pursue her study.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • "It’s a long walk," Amp says.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • The AMP light pulsed like a slow heartbeat, then brightened.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • There’s no way for nine amps to get through that without tripping all three in rapid succession.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • They’re 36 V, 10 amp max.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • 8 V and pulls 9 amps.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • I had to make my own nine-amp breaker.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • These three, together with Amp and Jeeves, who Risa met when she first stepped off the plane, make up the elite group of five everyone calls "the Goldens."
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Amp leads the work call meeting with his megaphone and clipboard.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I strung three three-amp breakers in parallel.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • PF FRIED WITH 9 AMPS.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • "A man in Oregon needs a team of five to clear cut a few acres of forest," Amp announces.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Amp doesn’t let them know the salary, because there is none.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Amp looks at his clipboard and holds up the megaphone again.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • "Stay in line!" orders Amp.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • But Connor waves Amp off.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Amp reluctantly gives in.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • They could all be asleep except for the fact that Amp’s eyes are open and staring at nothing.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • There’s Amp, and Jeeves.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Isabel had taken in hand a volume of Ampere, presented, on their arrival in Rome, by Ralph; but though she held it in her lap with her finger vaguely kept in the place she was not impatient to pursue her study.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The guy adjusting his guitar amp had tattoos covering both arms and what looked like a bike chain around his neck.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Then I heard the familiar melody, and Sixteen Moons was blasting out of the amps.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • She plugs in the guitar, tosses me the cord, and turns on the amp.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Josie Vreck was yelling for the guys in his band to turn off the electric amps and mikes quick, but they were all gone.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • But instead, I turn up the amp, fish a pick out of my pocket, and just say yes.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He fell over on one of the amps-they were big ones, five or six feet high-and it fell into the water.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ampere [4] , erg [6] , ohm [7] , joule [8]
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