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
OTHER WORDS FROM spoutspout·er, nounspout·less, adjectivespout·like, adjective
Words nearby spout
Example sentences from the Web for spouter
Sure enough, about two miles to the leeward of us was a fine barque, at once pronounced a 'spouter' (whaler), and an American.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
Again there was a silence, and then Spouter came to the front.The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island|Edward Stratemeyer
“But this Bangs may be some relative of his,” put in Spouter.
“Come on out, Spouter, and let us love you a little,” called Fred through the keyhole.
"It isn't as bad as that, Spouter," returned Jack, looking out of the window.The Rover Boys on a Hunt|Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
British Dictionary definitions for spouter
- ruined or lostany hope of rescue is right up the spout