pour out (of something)

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pour out (of something)

1. To flow or stream outward (from some place or thing). Steam poured out of the wound in the cold night air. Bullet pierced the large tank and oil began pouring out.
2. To cause a liquid or loose substance to flow or stream outward (from some place or thing). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pour" and "out." She poured a bit of water out of the container and onto the dying plant. Don't pour out that oil—we can use it when we cook the meat!
3. Of people, to throng together and exit (from into some place or thing) in great numbers and all at once. I set up my food stall in the parking lot near the end of the game, because I knew people would come pouring out once it was finished. Students poured out of the school the moment the final bell sounded before summer vacation.
See also: out, pour

pour out

 (of something)
1. Lit. [for something] to stream, fall, or gush out of something or some place. The water poured out of the broken pipe and flooded the basement. The pipe split and the water just poured out.
2. Fig. [for people] to come out of a place in great numbers. At the end of the game, people poured out of the stadium for an hour.
See also: out, pour