pour - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb 

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/pɔː(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theypour
he/she/itpours
present participlepouring
past tensepoured
past participlepoured
  1. 1
    [transitive]

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    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

      or

      pour down

      [intransitive] to rain very hard

      The thunder and lightning stopped, but it continued to pour.

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  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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