spout off

to talk volubly, pompously or out of turn. A post-1970 version of the earlier 'spout' or the more literary 'spout forth', suggesting the outpouring of words. Spout off, like 'mouth off', is usually used intransitively and is more dispar-aging than the earlier forms.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • spout off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. brag, chatter, shoot off one s mouth*; see boast , talk 1 , yell …   English dictionary for students

  • spout — [spout] n. [ME spute, spoute < the v.] 1. a lip, orifice, or projecting tube, as on a teapot, in a drinking fountain, etc., by which a liquid is poured or discharged 2. a) a stream, jet, or discharge of or as of liquid from a spout b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • spout — [[t]spa͟ʊt[/t]] spouts, spouting, spouted 1) V ERG If something spouts liquid or fire or if liquid or fire spout out of something, it comes out very quickly with a lot of force. [V n] He replaced the boiler when the last one began to spout flames …   English dictionary

  • spout — spout1 [spaut] n ↑spout 1.) a small pipe on the side of a container that you pour liquid out through 2.) spout of water/blood etc a sudden strong stream of liquid which comes out of somewhere very fast →↑waterspout 3.) up the spout BrE informal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spout — 1 noun (C) 1 a small tube or pipe on a container that you pour liquid out through 2 a spout of water/blood etc a sudden strong stream of liquid which comes out of somewhere very fast: The whale blew a spout of water into the air. see also:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spout — Synonyms and related words: anabasis, ascension, ascent, avenue, babble, beak, belch, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blow open, blow out, blowhole, blowout, bond, bottomry, brash, break out, burst forth, burst of rain, burst out, carry on,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spout — [v1] spurt, emit cascade, discharge, eject, erupt, expel, exude, gush, jet, pour, roll, shoot, spill, spray, squirt, stream, surge; concept 179 Ant. drain spout [v2] talk forcefully boast, brag, chatter, declaim, expatiate, go on, gush, harangue …   New thesaurus

  • spout — 1. verb 1) lava was spouting from the crater Syn: spurt, gush, spew, erupt, shoot, squirt, spray; disgorge, discharge, emit, belch forth 2) there he is, spouting off about religion, as usual Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • spout — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tube, pipe, trough, nozzle, rainspout, gargoyle; jet, spurt, geyser, waterspout. See egress, water. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. squirt, discharge, pour, spew; see emit 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I …   English dictionary for students

  • spout — v 1. spurt, squirt, gush, jet, spray; surge, flow, stream, pour; spurt, spit, spew, eject, discharge, debouch, disgorge, disembogue, pour out, Geol. ex travasate. 2.Informal. declaim, orate, Australian Sl. spruik, rant, rant and rave; harangue,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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