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scendalso send (sĕnd)Nautical
intr.v. scend·ed, scend·ing, scends also send·ed or send·ing or sends
To heave upward on a wave or swell.
The rising movement of a ship on a wave or swell.
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scend(sɛnd) nautical or
vb, scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
(Nautical Terms) (of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
1. (Nautical Terms) the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
2. (Nautical Terms) the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
[C17: perhaps from descend or ascend]
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1. (of a vessel) to heave in a swell.n.
2. the heaving motion of a vessel.
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scend- As a noun, it is the surge of a wave or the sea; as a verb, it means to pitch or surge up in a heavy sea.
See also related terms for wave.
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Past participle: scended
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|Verb||1.||scend - rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave; "the boats surged"|
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