Definition of “spout” - English Dictionary

“spout” in British English

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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)

“spout” in American English

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spoutverb [ I/T ]

us /spɑʊt/

spout verb [ I/T ] (FLOW)

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)