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spout

verb uk   /spaʊt/ us  

spout verb (SPEAK)

[T, I + adv/prep] disapproving to speak a lot, in a way that is boring or annoying for other people: He spouts a load of pretentious nonsense and people are stupid enough to believe him! I really don't want to listen to Mike spouting on/off all afternoon.

spout verb (FLOW)

[I + adv/prep, T] to flow or send out liquid or flames quickly and with force, in a straight line: Flames spouted (out) from the oil wells. The gash was spouting blood.

spout

noun [C] uk   /spaʊt/ us  

spout noun [C] (OPENING)

a tube-shaped opening that allows liquids to be poured out of a container

spout noun [C] (FLOW)

a stream of liquid coming out of something with some force: A spout of water shot out of the geyser.
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