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pour into

1. To flow or stream into some place or thing. You forgot to close the window last night and let the rain pour into the house! Sand poured into the room through the hole in the wall.
2. To cause a liquid or loose substance to flow into some receptacle. A noun or pronoun is used between "pour" and "into." Be sure to pour the leftover oil into a bottle or cup—we can use it again when we cook our next meal. The dump truck poured dirt into the large hole.
3. Of people, to throng and enter into some place or thing in great numbers and all at once. A noun or pronoun is used between "pour" and "into." Customers kept pouring into the store to get some of their amazing deals during the flash sale. People from all over the state poured into the stadium to watch the football game.
4. To arrive all at once or in a continuous stream after being sent in great numbers into some place or thing. A noun or pronoun is used between "pour" and "into." Complaints and hate mail have been pouring into the studio ever since the news anchor's controversial remarks on the air. Applications poured into our offices once we posted the new job listing.
5. To dress oneself in some very tight-fitting piece of clothing. A reflexive pronoun is used between "pour" and "into." The starlet poured herself into the lacy dress and emerged from the dressing room to meet her adoring fans.
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pour something into something

 and pour something in
to guide a flow of liquid into something. She poured the lemonade into the pitcher and carried it to the porch. She held the glass and poured in the lemonade.
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pour oneself into something

1. Fig. to get deeply involved with something. He distracted himself from his grief by pouring himself into his work. She poured herself into the project and got it done on time.
2. Fig. to fit oneself into clothing that is very tight. (Usually jocular.) Marilyn didn't put that dress on, she poured herself in! She looks as if she poured herself into those jeans.
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Canby conveyed a sense that real human beings, deserving of respect, had poured themselves into the project.