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pour/ˈpoɚ/verb
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pour
/ˈpoɚ/
verb
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Learner's definition of POUR  
[+ object] : to cause (something) to flow in a steady stream from or into a container or place— sometimes used figuratively
: to fill a cup or glass with a drink for someone
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition[no object] : to flow or move continuously in a steady stream— often used figuratively
[no object] 
: to rain heavily
   b of rain : to come down heavily

pour cold water on

— see 1water

pour into

[phrasal verb]
pour (something) into (something) 
: to spend (a large amount of money, time, energy, etc.) on something

pour oil on troubled waters

chiefly British
: to try to make peace between people who are arguing

pour on

[phrasal verb]
pour on (something) or pour (something) on : to produce a lot of (something) in order to achieve something
pour it oninformal 
: to talk about something in an emotional way that is not sincere in order to get sympathy, attention, etc.
   b chiefly US : to do something in a very energetic and effective way

pour out

[phrasal verb]
pour out (something) or pour (something) out 
: to freely express (an emotion): to talk freely about (something personal)

pour your heart/soul out

orpour out your heart/soul
: to speak very freely to someone about how your private and most deeply felt emotions

when it rains, it pours

orit never rains but it pours
— see 2rain
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