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verb pour pronunciation in British English /pɔː(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepouring
past tensepoured
past participlepoured
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make a liquid or substance flow out of a container that you are holding
    pour someone something: Sit down and I’ll pour you a drink.
    pour something into/over/down something: Pour the mixture into a dish and bake for 45 minutes.
    He poured the last of his drink down the sink.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to flow continuously and in large amounts
      pour from/in/down/through: The village was evacuated as lava poured from the volcano.
      Tears were pouring down her face.
      We awoke to bright sunlight pouring in through the window.
    2. b.



      pour down

      [intransitive] to rain very hard
      The thunder and lightning stopped, but it continued to pour.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to arrive or go somewhere quickly in a large group on in large amounts
    pour out of/into/in: People poured out of the train.
    Election results are beginning to pour in.



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