spout

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spout(
spaut
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tube to aid in pouring)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Place your glass under the pitcher's spout so I can pour the water more easilyPon tu vaso debajo del pico del jarro para que pueda verter el agua más fácilmente.
b. el pitorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I couldn't water the plants because there was a plug in the watering can's spout.No pude regar las plantas porque había un tapón en el pitorro de la regadera.
2. (gutter)
a. el canalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The spout on the roof is clogged with leaves and might overflow during the storm.El canalón del techo está obstruido con hojas y puede rebasar durante la tormenta.
3. (stream)
a. el chorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Spouts of water came gushing from the broken faucet.De la canilla rota, salían chorros de agua.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to shoot out with force)
a. arrojar chorros de
Pressure built up inside the kettle and it started to spout water.Se acumuló presión en el hervidor, que empezó a arrojar chorros de agua.
5. (to say annoyingly or boringly)
a. soltar
Although nobody asked, Diego spouted his ideas to us on the matter.Aunque nadie se las pidió, Diego nos soltó sus ideas acerca del asunto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to flow forcefully)
a. salir a chorros
Water spouted from the firemen's hoses onto the fire.De las mangueras de los bomberos salía agua a chorros dirigida al fuego.
b. salir a borbotones
The man started to cough, and next blood spouted from his lips.El hombre empezó a toser y, a continuación, le salió sangre a borbotones de la boca.
7. (to speak as if lecturing)
a. perorar
Marty spouted for hours without realizing that nobody was paying attention.Marty peroró durante horas sin darse cuenta de que nadie le prestaba atención.
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spout
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of teapot, kettle)
a. el pitorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to be up the spouthaberse ido al
3. (jet of liquid)
a. el chorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (liquid)
a. chorrear
5. (fam fig)
a. soltar (speech, nonsense)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (liquid)
a. chorrear
7. (fam fig)
a. largar, enrollarse (person)
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spout [spaʊt]
noun
[of jar] pico (m); [of teapot etc] pitón (m); pitorro (m); [of guttering] canalón (m); (jet of water) surtidor (m); chorro (m)
to be up the spout (Britain) [+person] (in a jam) estar en un apuro; (pregnant) estar en estado; my holiday's up the spout mis vacaciones se han ido al garete (informal)
transitive verb
1 [+water] arrojar en chorro
2 [+poetry etc] declamar
intransitive verb
1 [+water] brotar; salir en chorros
2 (declaim) hablar incansablemente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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