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 pouring
He was grabbing my hips and he was pouring with perspiration and he had this cheesy smile.
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|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jane Ciabattari|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here you are, writing to a damn advice columnist, while you could be pouring everything you have into that foundation.
In fifteen minutes they were pouring hot tea between victim's lips.Rolf In The Woods|Ernest Thompson Seton
They have great perpendicular fronts down which Niagaras are pouring.Among the Forces|Henry White Warren
Our curiosity was at length gratified, while they were pouring water upon her small naked feet.A Visit to Java|W. Basil Worsfold
And she glanced at a weedy youth who was pouring oil from a long-nosed tin into something obscure.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson
Forward they were pouring over the bowsprit, vaulting like acrobats from the anchor stocks, or swarming up the stays.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
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