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Meaning of "up the spout" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES UP THE SPOUT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of up the spout in the English dictionary

The definition of up the spout in the dictionary is ruined or lost. Other definition of up the spout is pregnant.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP THE SPOUT

up oneself
up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up to
up to a point
up to date
up to high doh
up to one´s ears
up to one´s eyes
up to one´s neck in
up to putty
up to scratch
up to snuff
up to speed
up to the elbows with
up to the minute
up top

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP THE SPOUT

aspout
bespout
bullpout
campout
downspout
dropout
eelpout
horned pout
hornpout
pout
rainspout
sandspout
sleepout
slipout
spout
waterspout
whiting pout

Synonyms and antonyms of up the spout in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «up the spout» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP THE SPOUT

Find out the translation of up the spout to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up the spout from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up the spout» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

了嘴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hasta el pico
570 millions of speakers

English

up the spout
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टोंटी अप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تصل صنبور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до носика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o bico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্পাউট পর্যন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

foutu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sehingga muncung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

im Eimer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

注ぎ口まで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주둥이 까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah spout
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên vòi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூட்டு வரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निरुपयोगी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ağızlıktan çıkmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il beccuccio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

się wylewki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до носика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sus gura de scurgere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέχρι το στόμιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die spuit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp pipen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp tuten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up the spout

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP THE SPOUT»

The term «up the spout» is regularly used and occupies the 58.063 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP THE SPOUT» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP THE SPOUT»

Discover the use of up the spout in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up the spout and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Confederacy Is on Her Way Up the Spout: Letters to South ...
Letters that illustrate the harsh realities of war.
John Roderick Heller, Carolynn Ayres Heller, Milton Barrett, 1998
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
Donald Gorgon, Cop Killer, p 60, 1994 » up the spout 1 in trouble; close to ruin; bankrupt UK, 1829 From the earlier sense (to pawn). • So there's your infrastructure up the spout and the gang bosses are forced to import cheap foreign labour!
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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The Language of the Civil War
130 • gone up or gone up the spout My Charlie has gone to the war, My Charlie so brave and tall; He left his plough in the furrow And flew at his country's call. May God in safety keep him, My precious boy — my all. My heart is pining to see  ...
John D. Wright, 2001
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Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture
Upon the front of the receiving spout, just above the grain entrance, there is a valve for the regulation of the air current up the spout. Opkration. — By turning the crank the air is beaten out of the drum by the wings of the fan, thus making a ...
Indiana. State Board of Agriculture, Indiana. Geological Survey, 1868
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A Cry for Ever
16 Climbing Up the Spout Sad and lonely young boy, climbed up the spout Down came the cannabis and flushed the young boy out Out went his life, down cam the pain Pathetic lonely junkie, going clean insane. Hardened junkie thug now, ...
Georgina Wakefieldpeglerpegler, 2011
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Primary Activity Box Book and Audio CD: Games and Activities ...
'I'apescript lncy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout. Down came the rain and washed poor lncy out. Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain. So lncy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again. 3 Say Listen and repeatand practise the ...
Caroline Nixon, Nixon/Tomlinson, 2012
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The City in Slang
The slang term up the spout today seems to be the synonym of down the drain, however paradoxically of direction. Up the spout means 'in pawn,' which I suppose is, practically speaking "down the drain," given the low rates of redemption ...
Irving L. Allen, 1995
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The Magic Pumpkin
And the itsy hitsy spider elimhed up the spout again... As the spider climbed up the spout again, Oliver reached out and walked his fingers next to Owen's. Owen kept his hand held out and Oliver pressed his thumb to Owen's pinky finger.
Benji Alexander Palus, 2013
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The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary:
To make a speech, esp. in a pompous manner ; Spout-fish,— Spout-hole — wital ?5 1 To be up the spout- To be in difficulties ; to be compelled to pawn ; 1TC§ 1\5l . WtW *n?l ; fsifat ^^f^ PfCS ^tll 5«91 I To put up the spout — TO pawn ; ^* OrSSI ...
Charuchandra Guha, 2007
10
Developing Language and Communication Skills Through ...
SPIRALS: From 3-8 Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe, Tracey Palmer. Top and bottom ( Awareness of rhyme) (Standing) use praise phrases Sing with actions: Incy Wincy spider climbing up the spout, down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe, Tracey Palmer, 2013

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP THE SPOUT»

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FLANAGAN: Watching, and fearing, the storms
I took pleasure Tuesday night in watching a spout of water pour off the ... Lightning periodically flashed in the sky, and at the same time lit up the spout. «The Sun Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Pennsylvania Starwatch: 'Little Teapot' low in south sky
There are four stars on the left hand side that make up the handle, three stars on the right that make up the spout, and one in between that marks the top of the ... «Republican & Herald, Aug 14»
3
Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes For Shiz Up The Spout
It's official, kids. Genetically superior human Eva Mendes and the man who is handsome beyond Tumblr's capacity to even deal with it, Ryan Gosling, are ... «Pedestrian TV, Jul 14»
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Sketch: Lock and load! It's Jean-Claude Van Cam
Other observers may cavil that in everyday English the phrase "up the spout" more commonly refers to pregnancy than to the loading of a weapon, and that for ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 13»
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Water Spout: Are They Dangerous?
A fully-formed water spout – a wonder to look at but a deadly force in nature. ... it is not sea water 'sucked up' that appears to make up the spout but what studies ... «All At Sea, Dec 12»
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Sagittarius looks more like a teapot
A distinct triangle of three bright stars make up the spout on the lower right side and a trapezoid of four stars on the upper left make up the handle. In between ... «Republican & Herald, Sep 12»
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How to prevent your teapot from dribbling
SIR – What utter nonsense to suggest putting butter up the spout of a teapot ... The way to avoid dribbles is to design the spout as our 18th-century forebears did. «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. Up the spout [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/up-the-spout>. Jul 2019 ».
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