verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of pour
Examples from the Web for pouring
Contemporary Examples of pouring
He was grabbing my hips and he was pouring with perspiration and he had this cheesy smile.From Playboy Prince to Dirty Old Man?
January 5, 2015
Q: What was your sensation when they were pouring water... what did you physically feel?The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
There was a time when the love-struck couple would kiss in the pouring rain.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep
October 3, 2014
His first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book.Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who's Obsessed With Writing Computer Code
August 29, 2014
Here you are, writing to a damn advice columnist, while you could be pouring everything you have into that foundation.Dear Dick (Cheney): Advice From the Former Veep
Kelly Williams Brown
June 21, 2014
Historical Examples of pouring
What could the little bird mean by pouring it forth at midnight?Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
The pouring of coffee may be done at the table or in the kitchen.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Give him that truck you've been pouring down me for the last week.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Repeat this every day; first pouring off the liquid of the day before.
Roast or bake it; pouring a glass of port wine into the gravy.
Word Origin for pour
"raining heavily," c.1600, present participle adjective from pour (v.).
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