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verb     pour pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepouring
past tensepoured
past participlepoured
  1. 1
    [transitive]Sound effect 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 drain.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to flow continuously and in large amounts

      Tears were pouring down her face.

      pour from/in/down/through:

      The island was evacuated as lava poured from the volcano.

      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:

    Workers poured out of the factory train.

    Election results are beginning to pour in.



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

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