auger vs. augur – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Auger

Definition:

a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes

Examples:

The workmen need an auger to remove the material from the pipe.

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Augur

Definition:

Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad

Examples:

These signs augur bad news

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