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pour

verb
 
 
/pɔːr/
LIQUID [T] B1 to make a liquid flow from or into a container: I poured the milk into a jug. [+ two objects] Can I pour you a drink?Movement of liquids
RAIN [I] ( also UK pour down) B1 to rain, producing a lot of water: We can't go out in this weather - it's pouring!Rain
pour into/out/from, etc B2 to flow quickly and in large amounts: Blood was pouring from my leg.Movement of liquids to enter or leave a place in large numbers: The crowd poured out into the street.DepartingArriving, entering and invading
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