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gush (forth) (from someone or something)

 and gush (forth) (out of someone or something); gush (out) (from someone or something) to spout out of someone or something.
(Can be words, water, blood, vomit, etc. The optional elements cannot be transposed.) The blood gushed forth from his wound. Curses gushed forth from Sharon. Water gushed forth out of the broken pipe. The words gushed out from her mouth. The curses gushed from her mouth in torrents.

spout from something

[for a liquid] to gush from something. A plume of water vapor spouted from the blowhole of the whale. Water spouted from the top of the fountain and flowed down the sides.
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spout off

 (about someone or something)
1. to brag or boast about someone or something. Stop spouting off about Tom. Nobody could be that good! Alice is spouting off about her new car.
2. to speak out publicly about someone or something; to reveal information publicly about someone or something. I wish you wouldn't spout off about my family affairs in public. There is no point in spouting off about this problem.
See also: off, spout

spout something out

 
1. Lit. to exude a liquid. The hose spouted the cooling water out all over the children. It spouted out cooling water.
2. Fig. to blurt something out; to speak out suddenly, revealing some important piece of information. She spouted the name of the secret agent out under the effects of the drug. She spouted out everything we wanted to know.
See also: out, spout

be up the spout

  (British informal)
to be pregnant His sister's only just turned sixteen and she's up the spout.
See also: spout, up

up the spout

  (British & Australian informal)
wasted or spoiled Pete lost his job so that meant our holiday plans went up the spout. And they refused to give me a refund so that was two hundred pounds up the spout.
See also: spout, up

spout off

v.
1. To speak continuously and tediously: I dread spending an evening with my cousins and listening to them spout off about their last vacation.
2. To utter something that is long-winded and tedious: I'd hoped for a simple answer, but the mechanic spouted off a technical explanation that confused me even more. The tour guides have to memorize the speech until they can spout it off without effort.
See also: off, spout

up the spout

Chiefly British Slang
1. Pawned.
2. In difficulty.
3. Pregnant.
See also: spout, up
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Written, according to Antin, "in the language I used to use when I translated German patents into English,"(2) it describes the museum/machine as a giant reductive equalizer which, just as Ishmael subjects the painting in the Spouter Inn to "the aggregated opinions of the many aged persons" with whom he converses, reduces the meaning of art to the level of general consensus.
The benches at the Spouter Inn, ubiquitous whale teeth, the deck of the Pequod, Queequeg's coffin (as well as his flesh), Ahab's leg--all these find themselves written or inscribed upon.
And, as in any big city, he finds all sorts here: sympathetic friends, trustworthy advisors and world-class doctors, as well as spouters of misinformation, screaming matches, scammers and a variety of creeps.
The first thing to ask is 'What is architectural about re-flagging a square and putting in trees and water spouters and a dribbler?
It's all become so frustrating that United legend Bob Moncur, normally the most conservative of spouters, was moved to come out with the classic "man on the moon but no man in Toon" quote.
Many readers will remember when the area in front of St Martin's featured street entertainers (such as escapologists) - a tradition going back to medieval times - charity collectors, petitioners, anti-war and anti-apartheid activists (usually supported by Cannon Peter Hall), religious singers and spouters, theatre groups, various rallies, and, well into the Sixties, soap-box operators on Sunday evenings.
Some characters are mere spouters of politics; much of the violence is gratuitous; and the philosophizing "interrupt[s] the smooth flow of fantasy" (Los Angeles Times).
These are deep waters, of a kind hardly touched by rational public debate in Britain, and not remotely so in Ireland, where we have just passed through yet another liberal posturing competition with the main winners being the sanctimonious spouters of the most unprincipled and opportunistic 'anti-racist' vacuities.
Proof that not all the touchline prowlers are spouters of cliches, switched onto automatic pilot.