pour / pôr/ • v. [intr.] (esp. of a liquid) flow rapidly in a steady stream: water poured off the roof| fig. words poured from his mouth. ∎ [tr.] cause (a liquid) to flow from a container in a steady stream by holding the container at an angle: she poured a little whiskey into a glass. ∎ [tr.] serve (a drink) in this way: she poured out a cup of tea | Harry poured her a drink. ∎ [intr.] (of rain) fall heavily: the storm clouds gathered and the rain poured down | [tr.] it's pouring rain. ∎ (of people or things) come or go in a steady stream and in large numbers: letters poured in. ∎ [tr.] (pour something into) donate something, esp. money, to (a particular enterprise or project) in large amounts: Belgium has been pouring money into the company. ∎ [tr.] (pour something out) express one's feelings or thoughts in a full and unrestrained way: in his letters, Edward poured out his hopes. ∎ (pour oneself into) humorous dress oneself in (a tight-fitting piece of clothing): I poured myself into a short Lycra skirt.PHRASES: pour cold water onsee cold.pour it on inf. progress or work quickly or with all one's energy.pour oil on troubled waters try to settle a disagreement or dispute with words intended to placate or pacify those involved.pour scorn onsee scorn.DERIVATIVES: pour·a·ble adj.pour·er n.