pour

[ pawr, pohr ]
/ pɔr, poʊr /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Origin of pour

1300–50; Middle English pouren; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM pour

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pour

pause paws pores pours
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British Dictionary definitions for repour

pour
/ (pɔː) /

verb

noun

a pouring, downpour, etc

Derived forms of pour

pourer, noun

Word Origin for pour

C13: of unknown origin

usage for pour

The verbs pour and pore are sometimes confused: she poured cream over her strudel; she pored (not poured) over the manuscript
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Idioms and Phrases with repour

pour

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