verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- poupart's ligament,
- poupart's line,
- pour cold water on,
- pour encourager les autres,
- pour le mérite,
- pour oil on troubled waters,
- pour on the coal
Origin of pour
Examples from the Web for pour
Fold the parchment paper with the dry ingredients in half and pour into the stand mixer.
This will make it easy to pour the flour mixture into the stand mixer.
Place the thinly sliced shallots in a medium bowl and pour buttermilk over to coat.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cover crust with parchment paper and pour in baking beans or weights.
“They would bend my head back, put a towel over my face and pour water over the towel,” Harrison was quoted as saying.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miss Isobel started to pour the cream into the sugar-bowl, but caught herself in the act.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
Pour the gravy hot round the cutlets, and garnish with little bunches of curled parsley.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
Pour it down the side, or put it in with the help of a spoon, so as to break the fall.
Pour into hot sterilized glasses, and when cool seal in the usual way.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Pour off the stain and wash in distilled water until the film presents a pink colour.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Word Origin for pour
c.1300, of unknown origin, not in Old English; perhaps from Old French (Flanders dialect) purer "to sift (grain), pour out (water)," from Latin purare "to purify," from purus "pure" (see pure). Replaced Old English geotan. Intransitive sense from 1530s. Related: Poured; pouring; pourable. As a noun from 1790.
In addition to the idioms beginning with pour
- pour cold water on
- pour oil on troubled waters
- pour on the coal
- pour out one's heart
- it never rains but it pours