When a liquid or a solid goes from a container to some intended area or another container, you can use the word "pour."

  • He’s pouring a chemical into a flask.
  • If you pour oil into your engine, it’s a good idea to use a funnel.
  • She’s pouring water into a bowl.
  • You pour cereal into a bowl.
pour cereal
  • Some people pour mulch onto their gardens.
pouring mulch
  • It’s pouring rain.

(When it rains heavily, you can use the word "pour.")


*Notice that the pronunication of "pour" is the same as the pronunication for the adjective "poor."

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This page was first published on February 24, 2012.