pour in(redirected from poured something in)
1. To flow or stream in(to some place or thing). You forgot to close the window last night and let the rain pour in! Sand poured in the room through the hole in the wall.
2. To cause a liquid or loose substance to flow into some receptacle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "pour" and "in." Be sure to pour the leftover oil in a bottle or cup—we can use it again when we cook our next meal. The dump truck poured dirt in the large hole.
3. Of people, to throng together and enter in (to some place or thing) in great numbers all at once. Customers kept pouring in to get one of the amazing deals the shop was offering during its flash sale. It's always a little slow this early on, but people will start pouring in around 9 o'clock or so.
4. To arrive in great numbers all at once or in a continuous stream. Ever since the national news ran our story, well wishes have been pouring in from around the country. Letters of protest have poured in for days leading up to the senate's vote on the controversial bill.
See also: pour
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pour in(to something)
1. Lit. to flow or flood into something. The rain poured into the open window. I left the window open and the rain just poured in.
2. Fig. [for people or things] to continue to arrive in great numbers. Complaints poured into the television station after the scandalous broadcast. Cards and letters are still pouring in.
See also: pour
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.