Pronunciation: (spout), [key]
1. to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
2. Informal.to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner: He spouted his theories on foreign policy for the better part of the night.
1. to discharge, as a liquid, in a jet or continuous stream.
2. to issue forth with force, as liquid or other material through a narrow orifice.
3. Informal.to talk or speak at some length or in an oratorical manner.
1. a pipe, tube, or liplike projection through or by which a liquid is discharged, poured, or conveyed.
2. a trough or shoot for discharging or conveying grain, flour, etc.
3. a waterspout.
4. a continuous stream of liquid, granulated substance, etc., discharged from or as if from a pipe, tube, shoot, etc.
5. a spring of water.
6. a downpour or fall, esp. of water, from a high place; waterfall.
7. a dumbwaiter or chute, formerly common in pawnbrokers' shops, by which articles pawned were sent to another floor for storage.
8. Brit. Slang.pawnshop.
9. up the spout, Brit. Slang.
b. in a desperate situation; beyond help: His financial affairs are up the spout.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.