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spouting

[spou-ting] /ˈspaʊ tɪŋ/
noun, Midland U.S.
1.
guttering (defs 1–3).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; spout + -ing1

spout

[spout] /spaʊt/
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.
8.
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.
  1. pawned.
  2. 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
Related forms
spouter, noun
spoutless, adjective
spoutlike, adjective
Synonyms
3, 4. squirt, stream, pour. See flow. 5. declaim, rant, harangue, speechify. 6. nozzle, nose.
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Examples for spouting
  • It whirled round and round, spouting out blood and foam.
  • It reared up again, spouting water mixed with blood.
  • She sits there sucking down the water and spouting it forth.
  • Lava fountains soon began spouting from the vent, prompting fears of flooding due to melting ice.
  • For the boat operators these animals are practically spouting cash.
  • If the kids are hearing what that guy was spouting, it's a wonder there isn't even more hatred abounding.
  • Worse, for all his spouting about how he can't take out his build, he hasn't created anything himself.
  • Wow, it's so cool when people actually go out and get facts before spouting off reactionary nonsense.
  • In addition, the newly drilled hole began spouting heated seawater, making it the first manmade hydrothermal vent on the seafloor.
  • There's a big difference and you should read up on it before you go spouting off about energy markets.
British Dictionary definitions for spouting

spouting

/ˈspaʊtɪŋ/
noun
1.
(NZ)
  1. a rainwater downpipe on the exterior of a building
  2. such pipes collectively

spout

/spaʊt/
verb
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
noun
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
  1. ruined or lost any hope of rescue is right up the spout
  2. pregnant
Derived Forms
spouter, noun
Word Origin
C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch spouten, from Old Norse spyta to spit
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Word Origin and History for spouting
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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