Definition of spout noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//spaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//spaʊt//
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  1. 1a pipe or tube on a container, that you can pour liquid out through the spout of a teapot
  2. 2a stream of liquid coming out of somewhere with great force synonym fountain
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): from Middle Dutch spouten, from an imitative base shared by Old Norse spýta ‘to spit’.Idioms (British English, slang) to be/go wrong; to be spoilt or not working Well, that's my holiday plans gone up the spout!
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