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spout (plural spouts)
- A tube or lip through which liquid or steam is poured or discharged.
- I dropped my china teapot, and its spout broke.
- A stream of liquid.
- 2010, James Fleming, Cold Blood, page 160:
- A spout of blood flew from his mouth, spattering Smichov's linen trousers.
- The mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale.
- (Australia) A hollow stump formed when a tree branch breaks off.
- (tube through which liquid is discharged): nozzle
a tube through which liquid is poured or discharged
a stream of liquid
the mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale
- (intransitive) To gush forth in a jet or stream
- Water spouts from a hole.
- (transitive, intransitive) To eject water or liquid in a jet.
- The whale spouted.
- 1697, Thomas Creech, The Whale:
- The mighty whale […] spouts the tide.
- (intransitive) To speak tediously or pompously.
- (transitive) To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
- (transitive, slang, dated) To pawn; to pledge.
- to spout a watch
to gush forth in a stream
to speak tediously and at length