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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: spouten

spout

2 verb
     
spout2
1
a) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if liquid or fire spouts from somewhere, it comes out very quickly in a powerful stream [= spurt]
spout from
Blood was spouting from the wound in her arm.
b) [transitive] to send out liquid or flames very quickly in a powerful stream:
a volcano spouting lava
2 also spout off [intransitive and transitive] informal to talk a lot about something in a boring or annoying way:
My father was spouting his usual nonsense!
I hate it when he spouts off like that!
spout about
I'm tired of listening to Jim spouting about politics.
3 [intransitive]HBA if a whale spouts, it sends out a stream of water from a hole in its head

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