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Meaning of pour

pour

Pronunciation: (pôr, pōr), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to send (a liquid, fluid, or anything in loose particles) flowing or falling, as from one container to another, or into, over, or on something: to pour a glass of milk; to pour water on a plant.
  2. to emit or propel, esp. continuously or rapidly: The hunter poured bullets into the moving object.
  3. to produce or utter in or as in a stream or flood (often fol. by out): to pour out one's troubles to a friend.
—v.i.
  1. to issue, move, or proceed in great quantity or number: Crowds poured from the stadium after the game.
  2. to flow forth or along; stream: Floodwaters poured over the embankments.
  3. to rain heavily (often used impersonally with it as subject): It was pouring, but fortunately we had umbrellas.
—n.
  1. the act of pouring.
  2. an abundant or continuous flow or stream: a pour of invective.
  3. a heavy fall of rain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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