spout Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “spout” in the English Dictionary

"spout" in British English

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spoutverb

uk   us   /spaʊt/

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 ​pretentiousnonsense 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 ​flamesquickly and with ​force, in a ​straightline: Flames spouted (out) from the ​oilwells. The ​gash was spouting ​blood.

spoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /spaʊt/

spout noun [C] (OPENING)

a tube-shaped ​opening that ​allowsliquids 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 ​watershot out of the ​geyser.
(Definition of spout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spout" in American English

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spoutverb [I/T]

 us   /spɑʊt/

spout verb [I/T] (FLOW)

to ​send out ​liquid or ​flamesquickly and with ​force, or of ​liquid or ​flame to ​flowquickly: [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 ​peopletrying to ​spy on him.

spoutnoun [C]

 us   /spɑʊt/

spout noun [C] (OPENING)

a tube-shaped ​opening that ​allowsliquids 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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