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1    discharge, emit, erupt, gush, jet, shoot, spray, spurt, squirt, stream, surge  
2      (informal)   declaim, expatiate, go on     (informal)   hold forth, orate, pontificate, rabbit (on)     (Brit. informal)   ramble (on), rant, speechify, spiel     (informal)   talk  
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  ( spouts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( spouting    present participle)   ( spouted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   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.  
He replaced the boiler when the last one began to spout flames...      V n  
The main square has a fountain that spouts water 40 feet into the air...      V n prep  
In a storm, water spouts out of the blowhole just like a whale.      V adv/prep  
2       n-count   A spoutof liquid is a long stream of it which is coming out of something very forcefully.   (=jet)  
3       verb   If you say that a person spouts something, you disapprove of them because they say something which you do not agree with or which you think they do not honestly feel.,   (disapproval)    He used his column to spout ill-informed criticism of the Scots rugby team.      V n  
      Spout forth and spout off mean the same as spout., phrasal verb  
...an estate agent spouting forth about houses...      V P about n  
4       n-count   A spout is a long, hollow part of a container through which liquids can be poured out easily.  

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sprout, spot, sport, spouse

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