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spout

spout

 
 
pronunciation:
spaUt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spouted, spouting, spouts
definition 1: to forcefully expel (a fluid or other substance), often in a continuous stream.
The fountain spouted water.
synonyms:
gush, jet, spit, spurt, stream, vomit, well
similar words:
discharge, eject, emit, expel, issue, shoot, squirt, vent
definition 2: to utter in a pretentious or wordy manner.
He spouted a lot of nonsense.
synonyms:
carry on, declaim
similar words:
orate, pour, rant, reel off, spew, spit, unload
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to forcefully emit a fluid or other substance, often in a continuous stream.
The volcano spouted for days.
synonyms:
jet, spurt, stream
similar words:
belch, erupt, gush, spew, squirt
definition 2: to flow out forcefully, usu. under pressure.
Hot water is spouting from the geyser.
synonyms:
gush, issue, pour, shoot, spew, squirt, vomit
similar words:
erupt, flow, jet, vent, well
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tube, pipe, or other projection from which fluid or other substance is ejected or poured.
a spout on a teapot
 
synonyms:
drainpipe, duct, nozzle, waterspout
definition 2: a jet or forceful discharge of fluid.
We watched for the whale's spout.
synonyms:
fountain, gush, jet, spurt, squirt
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