|Origin:||Perhaps from French dialect purer, from Latin purus; PURE|
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pour S2 W3
to make a liquid or other substance flow out of or into a container by holding it at an angle:
She poured coffee for everyone.
pour something into/out/down etc (something)
Pour the oil into a frying pan and heat.
pour something away (=get rid of something)
The wine was so bad I just poured it away.
if a lot of liquid or smoke pours out, it comes out from somewhere in very large amounts
liquid/smoke[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
Smoke was pouring out of the upstairs windows.
Blood was pouring from his nose.
to rain heavily without stopping:
rainalso pour down [intransitive]DN
It's pouring now.
It poured all night.
it's pouring with rain/it poured with rain British English
It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.
if a lot of people or things pour into or out of a place, a lot of them arrive or leave at the same time
people or things[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
pour into/out of/from etc
The crowds began pouring out of the stadium.
Offers of help poured in from all over the country.
if light is pouring into or out of a place, a lot of light is coming in or out
light[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
pour into/out of
Light was pouring into the courtyard.
to criticize someone's plan, idea, or desire to do something so much that they no longer feel excited about it
to say that something or someone is stupid and not worth considering
to try to stop a quarrel, for example by talking to people and making them calmer
to behave or talk in a particular way in order to make people like you or feel sorry for you
b) American English informal
to try very hard in order to do something, especially in order to win a game:
The Raiders really poured it on in the second quarter.
to behave in a very nice and polite way, in order to make someone like you
pour something into somethingphrasal verb
They've poured thousands of pounds into developing the business.
pour something ↔ outphrasal verb
She poured out all her troubles to him.
pour out your heart/soul (=tell someone all your feelings, including your most secret ones)