Spout Spout (spout), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spouting}.] [Cf. Sw. sputa, spruta, to spout, D. spuit a spout, spuiten to spout, and E. spurt, sprit, v., sprout, sputter; or perhaps akin to E. spit to eject from the mouth.] 1. To throw out forcibly and abundantly, as liquids through an orifice or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk. [1913 Webster]

Who kept Jonas in the fish's maw Till he was spouted up at Ninivee? --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Next on his belly floats the mighty whale . . . He spouts the tide. --Creech. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner. [1913 Webster]

Pray, spout some French, son. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. To pawn; to pledge; as, to spout a watch. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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