Synonyms of pour
1 let flow • Francis poured a generous measure of whisky into the glass.
spill • It doesn't matter if red wine spills on this floor.
splash • He closed his eyes tight, and splashed the water on his face.
drizzle • Drizzle the remaining dressing over the duck.
slop (informal) • A little cognac slopped over the edge of the glass.
slosh (informal) • The water sloshed around the bridge.
decant • She decanted the milk into a jug.
2 flowDictionary • Blood was pouring from his broken nose.
flow • A stream flowed down into the valley.
stream • Tears streamed down their faces.
run • cisterns to catch rainwater as it ran off the walls
course • The tears coursed down his cheeks.
rush • Water rushes out of huge tunnels.
cascade • A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
gush • Piping hot water gushed out of the tap.
spout • In a storm, water spouts out of the blowhole just like a whale.
3 rainDictionary • It has been pouring all week.
rain • It rained the whole weekend.
teem • The wedding was supposed to be outside but it teemed with rain.
bucket down (informal)
rain cats and dogs (informal)
come down in torrents
rain hard or heavily
4 streamDictionary • The northern forces poured across the border.
stream • The traffic streamed past him.
crowd • The hungry refugees crowded around the lorries.
flood • Enquiries flooded in from all over the world.
swarm • People swarmed to the shops, buying up everything in sight.
throng • The crowds thronged into the mall.
teem • The forest below him seethed and teemed with life.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ pour something out
usage note:The spelling of pour (as in she poured cream on her strudel) should be carefully distinguished from that of pore over or through (as in she pored over the manuscript).
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cascadeIf water cascades somewhere, it pours or flows downwards very fast and in large quantities.
• A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
courseIf a liquid courses somewhere, it flows quickly.
• The tears coursed down his cheeks.
crowdWhen people crowd around someone or something, they gather closely together around them.
• The hungry refugees crowded around the lorries.
Thesaurus for pour from the Collins English Thesaurus
to flow or cause to flow in a stream