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spoutverb

uk   /spaʊt/ us   /spaʊt/
  • 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.

spoutnoun [C]

uk   /spaʊt/ us   /spaʊt/
  • 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.
(Definition of spout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spoutverb [I/T]

us   /spɑʊt/
to send out liquid or flames quickly and with force, or of liquid or flame to flow quickly: [T] The volcano spouted flames and red-hot rocks.
  • spout verb [I/T] (SPEAK)

to say or repeat something, often in a way that is annoying for other people: [T] The man was spouting nonsense about people trying to spy on him.

spoutnoun [C]

us   /spɑʊt/
  • spout noun [C] (OPENING)

a tube-shaped opening that allows liquids to be poured out of a container: Fruit is put into the blender and juice comes out the spout.
(Definition of spout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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