pour

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pour /ˈpoɚ/ verb
pours; poured; pouring
pour
/ˈpoɚ/
verb
pours; poured; pouring
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
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 on informal
: to talk about something in an emotional way that is not sincere in order to get sympathy, attention, etc.
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

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

when it rains, it pours

or it never rains but it pours
see 2rain
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