noun, Midland U.S.
guttering (defs 1–3).
verb (used with object)
to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
Informal. to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner:
He spouted his theories on foreign policy for the better part of the night.
verb (used without object)
to discharge, as a liquid, in a jet or continuous stream.
to issue forth with force, as liquid or other material through a narrow orifice.
Informal. to talk or speak at some length or in an oratorical manner.
a pipe, tube, or liplike projection through or by which a liquid is discharged, poured, or conveyed.
a trough or shoot for discharging or conveying grain, flour, etc.
a continuous stream of liquid, granulated substance, etc., discharged from or as if from a pipe, tube, shoot, etc.
a spring of water.
a downpour or fall, especially of water, from a high place; waterfall.
a dumbwaiter or chute, formerly common in pawnbrokers’ shops, by which articles pawned were sent to another floor for storage.
British Slang. pawnshop.
up the spout, British Slang.
in a desperate situation; beyond help:
His financial affairs are up the spout.
a rainwater downpipe on the exterior of a building
such pipes collectively
to discharge (a liquid) in a continuous jet or in spurts, esp through a narrow gap or under pressure, or (of a liquid) to gush thus
(of a whale, etc) to discharge air through the blowhole, so that it forms a spray at the surface of the water
(informal) to utter (a stream of words) on a subject, often at length
a tube, pipe, chute, etc, allowing the passage or pouring of liquids, grain, etc
a continuous stream or jet of liquid
short for waterspout
(slang) up the spout
ruined or lost: any hope of rescue is right up the spout
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