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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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True, Adler's poster campaign and take-my-whale-and-go-home ploy seem a bit harsh for Yachats' more mellow nature, but it also is true that he's kept the whale spouting on his own for more than two decades.
s] Mean spouting pressure drop from bottom to bed surface (kPa) [delta][P.
6 to determine the limits of the spouted bed flow regimes (fixed bed, incipient spouting, stable spouting, pulsating spouting, slugging, bubble spouting, and fluidization).
The mutual information function was found to change with the spouting conditions and measurement position.
ms], an increase in bed height caused noticeable alterations in the spouting flow patterns, such as the initiation of a turbulent internal spout, development and rise of bubbles, slugging, and fluidization.
Initially, the spout flow pattern changed from stable spouting to a pulsatile state.
0] moved the system from stable spouting towards less stable flow patterns, for example, pulsatile, bubbling spouting, and turbulent spouting.
The easiest way to detect instabilities is to compare pressure fluctuation time series for the different spouting flow regimes.
R], were determined for different spouting velocities, particle diameters and bed depths.
0] increased from 150 to 250 mm, and then tended to increase until the spouting became unstable.
It is seen that the skewness tended to increase when the system moved from stable to unstable spouting.
Also, instability observed in the core zone, where the spouting swayed back and forth to the sides of the column, may have affected the PSD results.
The low-frequency Hurst exponents were estimated from Figure 14b, to investigate their relationship with the various spouting flow regimes.
The low- and high-frequency Hurst exponents can also be determined and related to the system conditions, confirming the utility of R/S analysis for characterizing the spouting flow regimes and/or for monitoring methods.
Visual examination of the spouting flow regime corresponding to this condition indicates a well-organized system with a fine channel through the centre of the bed.