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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypour out
he/she/itpours out
present participlepouring out
past tensepoured out
past participlepoured out
  1. 1
    to put some drink into a glass or cup from another container

    She poured out the rest of the tea and handed it to me.

    Would you pour some water out for me, please?

  2. 2
    to tell someone everything that you are feeling

    She began pouring out her fears about the future.

    pour your heart out:

    She wrote him a long letter, pouring her heart out.

See also main entry: pour


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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