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pour

[pawr, pohr] /pɔr, poʊr/
verb (used with object)
1.
to send (a liquid, fluid, or anything in loose particles) flowing or falling, as from one container to another, or into, over, or on something:
to pour a glass of milk; to pour water on a plant.
2.
to emit or propel, especially continuously or rapidly:
The hunter poured bullets into the moving object.
3.
to produce or utter in or as in a stream or flood (often followed by out):
to pour out one's troubles to a friend.
verb (used without object)
4.
to issue, move, or proceed in great quantity or number:
Crowds poured from the stadium after the game.
5.
to flow forth or along; stream:
Floodwaters poured over the embankments.
6.
to rain heavily (often used impersonally with it as subject):
It was pouring, but fortunately we had umbrellas.
noun
7.
the act of pouring.
8.
an abundant or continuous flow or stream:
a pour of invective.
9.
a heavy fall of rain.
Origin of pour
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English pouren; origin uncertain
Related forms
pourable, adjective
pourability, noun
pourer, noun
pouringly, adverb
interpour, verb (used with object)
repour, verb (used with object)
transpour, verb (used with object)
unpourable, adjective
unpoured, adjective
Can be confused
pause, paws, pores, pours.
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Examples from the Web for pour out
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  • Tears stood in his eyes, and his hand trembled so violently that it was as much as he could do to pour out the wine for me.

    In Strange Company Guy Boothby
  • At least, release my gentle sister, and pour out all your malice on me.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • When Papa Claude returned, her first impulse was to pour out her troubles to him; but second thought restrained her.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Always ask love to pour out its gifts upon the altar of sacrifice.

    The Hunted Outlaw Anonymous
  • Instructions are added to the priests to pour out a libation of precious oil.

  • He began to pour out his complaint the moment I entered the room.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • There were some who took advantage of the occasion to pour out their tales of daily griefs into the ears of their visitors.

    Ralph the Heir Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for pour out

pour

/pɔː/
verb
1.
to flow or cause to flow in a stream
2.
(transitive) to issue, emit, etc, in a profuse way
3.
Also pour with rain, (intransitive) often foll by down. to rain heavily: it's pouring down outside
4.
(intransitive) to move together in large numbers; swarm
5.
(intransitive) to serve tea, coffee, etc: shall I pour?
6.
it never rains but it pours, events, esp unfortunate ones, come together or occur in rapid succession
7.
(informal) pour cold water on, to be unenthusiastic about or discourage
8.
pour oil on troubled waters, to try to calm a quarrel, etc
noun
9.
a pouring, downpour, etc
Derived Forms
pourer, noun
Usage note
The verbs pour and pore are sometimes confused: she poured cream over her strudel; she pored (not poured) over the manuscript
Word Origin
C13: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for pour out

pour

v.

c.1300, of unknown origin, not in Old English; perhaps from Old French (Flanders dialect) purer "to sift (grain), pour out (water)," from Latin purare "to purify," from purus "pure" (see pure). Replaced Old English geotan. Intransitive sense from 1530s. Related: Poured; pouring; pourable. As a noun from 1790.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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