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English verb: pour

1. pour (motion) cause to run


SamplesPour water over the floor.


ExamplesThe women pour water into the bowl


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)decant, dribble, drip, drop, effuse, pour, pour forth, pour out, pour out, shed, spill, transfuse


Causecourse, feed, flow, run

2. pour (motion) move in large numbers


SamplesPeople were pouring out of the theater.
Beggars pullulated in the plaza.


Synonymspullulate, stream, swarm, teem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together


Narrower (hyponym)pour out, spill out, spill over

3. pour (motion) pour out


SamplesThe sommelier decanted the wines.


Synonymsdecant, pour out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)pour

4. pour (motion) flow in a spurt


SamplesWater poured all over the floor.


ExamplesWater and oil pour into the bowl


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run


Narrower (hyponym)gush, regurgitate, spirt, spout, spurt

5. pour (possession) supply in large amounts or quantities


SamplesWe poured money into the education of our children.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

6. pour (weather) rain heavily


SamplesPut on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!.


ExamplesIt was pouring all day long


Synonymspelt, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down


Narrower (hyponym)sheet, sluice, sluice down









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