spout

[spout]
verb (used with object)
1.
to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
2.
Informal. to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner: He spouted his theories on foreign policy for the better part of the night.
verb (used without object)
3.
to discharge, as a liquid, in a jet or continuous stream.
4.
to issue forth with force, as liquid or other material through a narrow orifice.
5.
Informal. to talk or speak at some length or in an oratorical manner.
noun
6.
a pipe, tube, or liplike projection through or by which a liquid is discharged, poured, or conveyed.
7.
a trough or shoot for discharging or conveying grain, flour, etc.
9.
a continuous stream of liquid, granulated substance, etc., discharged from or as if from a pipe, tube, shoot, etc.
10.
a spring of water.
11.
a downpour or fall, especially of water, from a high place; waterfall.
12.
a dumbwaiter or chute, formerly common in pawnbrokers' shops, by which articles pawned were sent to another floor for storage.
13.
British Slang. pawnshop.
Idioms
14.
up the spout, British Slang.
a.
pawned.
b.
in a desperate situation; beyond help: His financial affairs are up the spout.

Origin:
1300–50; (v.) Middle English spouten; cognate with Dutch spuiten; akin to Old Norse spȳta to spit1; (noun) Middle English spowt(e) pipe, akin to the noun

spouter, noun
spoutless, adjective
spoutlike, adjective


3, 4. squirt, stream, pour. See flow. 5. declaim, rant, harangue, speechify. 6. nozzle, nose.
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spout (spaʊt)
 
vb
1.  to discharge (a liquid) in a continuous jet or in spurts, esp through a narrow gap or under pressure, or (of a liquid) to gush thus
2.  (of a whale, etc) to discharge air through the blowhole, so that it forms a spray at the surface of the water
3.  informal to utter (a stream of words) on a subject, often at length
 
n
4.  a tube, pipe, chute, etc, allowing the passage or pouring of liquids, grain, etc
5.  a continuous stream or jet of liquid
6.  short for waterspout
7.  slang up the spout
 a.  ruined or lost: any hope of rescue is right up the spout
 b.  pregnant
 
[C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch spouten, from Old Norse spyta to spit]
 
'spouter
 
n

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Word Origin & History

spout
early 14c., related to M.Du. spoiten "to spout," N.Fris. spütji "spout, squirt," Swed. sputa "to spout," and probably M.Du. spuwen "to spit" (see spew). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s. The noun is first recorded late 14c. It was the slang term for the
lift in a pawnbroker's shop, up which articles were taken for storage, hence fig. phrase up the spout "lost, hopeless, gone beyond recall" (1812).
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Example sentences
One is the stubborn disposition of the characters to spout elaborate talk.
The raised spout helps keep paint from drying on the inside of the lid.
Or, pick up a few textbooks on basic economics and learn a few things before
  you spout blind support for someone.
Two arguments spout up from this demonstration of earthly power.
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