verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for spout
- in a desperate situation; beyond help: His financial affairs are up the spout.
Origin of spout
synonym study for spout
OTHER WORDS FROM spoutspouter, nounspoutless, adjectivespoutlike, adjective
Words nearby spout
Example sentences from the Web for spout
After 15 or 20 minutes of compression — this is the thrilling part — you empty the excess water from a spout at the top of the box.Anyone Who Cooks Tofu Should Invest in a Tofu Press|Emma Alpern|March 12, 2021|Eater
Meaning, Williams has basically previously displayed his willingness to spout government propaganda in exchange for cash.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew|Olivia Nuzzi|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Displayed proudly on the bar top is a beautifully crafted, four-spout absinthe fountain filled with slowly melting ice.
The spout was almost universally believed to be a sign of the apocalypse.
If the spout was air and not water, then there was no necessary reason for it to be confined to seas and oceans.
So this meant that the solid appearance of the spout had to be an illusion.
I saw something of the same sort on the hills, and expected to see St. Helena spout flames.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The upper right hand object is furnished with a spout, and an opening for replenishing the vessel.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Accident made us meet with the seigneur count shortly before the sand-spout burst upon us.
At the entrance doors there are two curious pieces of wood exactly like spout heads.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Entries relating to the “spout or water engine” are frequent in their records.The Influence and Development of English Gilds|Francis Aiden Hibbert
British Dictionary definitions for spout
- ruined or lostany hope of rescue is right up the spout