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spout n : an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain


1 gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth" [syn: spurt, spirt, gush]
2 talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner [syn: rant, mouth off, jabber, rabbit on, rave]

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  1. a tube through which liquid is poured or discharged
  2. a stream of liquid
  3. the mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale


a tube through which liquid is poured or discharged
a stream of liquid
the mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale


  1. to gush forth in a stream
  2. to speak tediously and at length


to gush forth in a stream
to speak tediously and at length

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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