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spout

1 noun
     
spout
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spout1 [countable]
1DT a small pipe on the side of a container that you pour liquid out through
2

spout of water/blood etc

a sudden strong stream of liquid which comes out of somewhere very fast waterspout (1)
3

up the spout

British English informal if something is up the spout, it is completely wrong or has failed completely:
The computer's up the spout!
My plans for the weekend seem to have gone up the spout.

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