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Definition 1: move in large numbers - [verb of motion]

Samples where pour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people were pouring out of the theater
  • beggars pullulated in the plaza

Synonyms for pour in the sense of this definition

(pour is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of pour ) be disgorged

"The crowds spilled out into the streets"

Definition 2: flow in a spurt - [verb of motion]

Samples where pour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water poured all over the floor

(pour is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of pour ) gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

"water gushed forth"

(... is a kind of pour ) pour or rush back

"The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"

Definition 3: cause to run - [verb of motion]

Samples where pour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pour water over the floor

(pour is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of pour ) pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities

"shed tears" "spill blood" "God shed His grace on Thee"

(... is a kind of pour ) let or cause to fall in drops

"dribble oil into the mixture"

(... is a kind of pour ) pour out of one vessel into another

(... is a kind of pour ) pour out

"effused brine"

(... is a kind of pour ) pour out

"the sommelier decanted the wines"

(pour causes ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 4: pour out - [verb of motion]

Samples where pour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sommelier decanted the wines

Synonyms for pour in the sense of this definition

(pour is a kind of ...) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

Definition 5: supply in large amounts or quantities - [verb of possession]

Samples where pour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We poured money into the education of our children

(pour is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 6: rain heavily - [verb of weather]

Samples where pour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!

Synonyms for pour in the sense of this definition

(pour is a kind of ...) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

(... is a kind of pour ) come down as if in sheets

"The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"

(... is a kind of pour ) pour as if from a sluice

"An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef"

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