Meaning of POURING in English

POURING

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

it is pouring with rain British English , it is pouring rain American English (= a lot of rain is falling )

When we went outside it was pouring with rain.

pouring rain (= very heavy rain )

He left us standing in the pouring rain.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

rain

On the other hand, driving round at night, in the pouring rain , didn't appeal either.

Then, crouching down, I peered out through the pouring rain and saw such a sight as I will never forget.

Two figures stood under it in the pouring rain .

Then, he mingled with people in Belfast's city centre during pouring rain and chatted with pupils of Deramore High School.

Have you ever been up to Clogwyn Du'r Arddu in the pouring rain and the vilest weather?

Jumbles of furniture, bedding, household objects stood in the pouring rain .

Apart from the pouring rain , we had to contend with mist - luckily we were on a clear path.

Indeed, they must have looked pretty mad, sitting on the sodden bench in the pouring rain .

water

She knew, of old, that feeding Sam was like pouring water down a well.

Their action was therefore rather like pouring water on to a hot frying pan, only with more serious consequences.

I cleaned my teeth without paste, before pouring water into the miniature bowl and shaving.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Apart from the pouring rain, we had to contend with mist - luckily we were on a clear path.

Have you ever been up to Clogwyn Du'r Arddu in the pouring rain and the vilest weather?

Indeed, they must have looked pretty mad, sitting on the sodden bench in the pouring rain.

Jumbles of furniture, bedding, household objects stood in the pouring rain.

On a long, lowland walk on a pouring wet day my feet were no more than damp - a pleasant surprise.

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