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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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