- 1to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container, by raising just one side of the container that the substance is in
- 2to rain heavily
- 3to move quickly and in large numbers
Using pour: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pour" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She poured the milk into a glass.
It's pouring outside.
People were pouring out of the stadium after the game.
He poured his heart out to her.
The sun was pouring down on us.
pour Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using pour
It's been pouring with rain all day.
The critics poured scorn on his latest novel.
The government is pouring money into education reform.
Phrases with pour
I tried to pour oil on troubled waters by suggesting we take a break and come back to the discussion later.
The boss poured cold water on our proposal to expand the business.
She poured out her heart to me about her failing marriage.
Origins of pour
from Old French 'pur', meaning 'pure'
Summary: pour in Brief
The verb 'pour' [pɔː(r)] means to transfer a substance from one container to another, to rain heavily, or to move quickly and in large numbers. It can be used in phrases like 'pour oil on troubled waters,' meaning to calm a situation, or 'pour out your heart/soul,' meaning to share one's feelings. Idioms include 'pour with rain,' indicating heavy rain, and 'pour money into something,' meaning to invest heavily.