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be up the spout

slang To be pregnant. You two have only been married for a couple of months, I can't believe you're up the spout already!
See also: spout, up

up the spout

slang Pregnant. You two have only been married for a couple of months, I can't believe you're up the spout already! I was pretty wild during my university years, which is how I found myself up the spout at 22.
See also: spout, up

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

up the spout

BRITISH, INFORMAL
1. If something is up the spout, it is completely ruined. The money's disappeared, so has he, and the whole scheme's up the spout. The economy's up the spout.
2. If a woman is up the spout, she is pregnant. Her daughter is up the spout again. Note: This is usually used when the pregnancy is a problem rather than a good thing. Note: Originally, this expression was used to refer to items which had been pawned (= given to someone in return for a loan of money). The `spout' was the lift in which an item was taken from the pawnbroker's shop to the storeroom above.
See also: spout, up

up the spout

1 no longer working or likely to be useful or successful. 2 (of a woman) pregnant. British informal
See also: spout, up

be/go up the ˈspout

(British English, slang) be/go wrong; be spoilt or not working: It looks like our holiday plans are up the spout.This information the bank sent me is totally up the spout. Spout was the name given to a lift in a pawnbroker’s shop which took goods up to an area where they were stored. If somebody had items up the spout, they were in financial trouble. The expression gradually came to mean difficulties in general.
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Hydrodynamic and Scale-up Studies of Spouted Beds," Ph.
Mujumdar, "Aerodynamics of Grains in a Large Scale Two-Dimensional Spouted Bed With Draft Plates," Drying '89, 433-439 (1989).
Mujumdar, "Circulation of Particles in Two-Dimensional Spouted Beds With Draft Plates," Powder Technol.
V Raghavan, "Design Parameters for a Two-Dimensional Spouted Bed," Presented at 3rd International Symposium on Spouted Beds, Vancouver, BC (1991).
V Raghavan, "Prediction of the Maximum Spoutable Bed Height in Two-Dimensional Spouted Beds," Powder Technol.
Massarani, "Scale-Up of Spouted Bed Dryers: Criteria and Applications," Drying Technol.
Caram, "Solid Flow in the Annular Region of a Spouted Bed," AIChEJ 35(8), 1328-1336 (1989).
Grace, "Particle Velocity Profiles and Solid Flow Patterns in Spouted Beds," Can.
Caram, "Prediction of Solids Circulation Patterns in a Spouted Bed," Powder Technol.
Identification of Spouted Bed Flow Regimes by Means of Visual Observation
The spouted bed flow regime was significantly affected by the bed depth, [H.
Figure 3, shows pictures of the changes in the spouted bed states with increasing static bed height for a particle diameter of 2.
Observations of spouted bed instability indicated that the maximum spoutable bed height, Hmax, for this particle diameter was ~400 mm for this particle diameter.
Curiously, even with these drastic changes in the spouted bed states, the graph of time-mean pressure drop across the bed as a function of the gas velocity showed typical behaviour, independent of [H.
Figure 5 presents typical pressure fluctuation signals in the semi-cylindrical spouted bed for several intervals for the 1.