Pour vs Tumble - What's the difference?

pour | tumble |

As nouns the difference between pour and tumble

is that pour is fear while tumble is a fall.

As a verb tumble is

(lb) to fall end over end.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) pouren, . Displaced native Middle English schenchen, ).


(en verb)
  • To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it.
  • To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
  • * The Bible, 1 i. 15.
  • Ihave poured out my soul before the Lord.
  • * The Bible, vii. 8
  • Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • London doth pour out her citizens!
  • * (John Milton)
  • Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With such a full and unwithdrawing hand?
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=At the same time, it is pouring money into cleaning up the country.}}
  • To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
  • * A. Pope
  • Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat?
  • To flow, pass or issue in or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours.
  • * Gay
  • In the rude throng pour on with furious pace.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 8, author=Chris Bevan, work=BBC
  • , title= Arsenal 1-1 Leeds , passage=In a breathless finish Arsenal poured forward looking for a winner but Leeds held out for a deserved replay after Bendtner wastefully fired wide and Schmeichel acrobatically kept out Denilson's rasping effort}}


    * (pour a drink) shink, skink

    Derived terms

    * pourable * pourer * pouringly * inpour * outpour * pour one's heart out


    (en noun)
  • The act of pouring.
  • Something, or an amount, poured.
  • * 2003 , John Brian Newman, B. S. Choo, Advanced concrete technology: Volume 2
  • Over this time period, the first concrete pour has not only lost workability but has started to set so that it is no longer affected by the action of a vibrator.
  • (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.
  • A pour of rain. --Miss Ferrier.

    Etymology 2


  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • A fall.
  • I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth.
  • An act of sexual intercourse.
  • * John Betjeman, Group Life: Letchworth
  • Wouldn't it be jolly now, / To take our Aertex panters off / And have a jolly tumble in / The jolly, jolly sun?
  • * 1979 , Martine, Sexual Astrology (page 219)
  • When you've just had a tumble between the sheets and are feeling rumpled and lazy, she may want to get up so she can make the bed.

    Derived terms

    * rough and tumble * take a tumble * tumble dryer * tumbler * give a tumble


  • (lb) To fall end over end.
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:He who tumbles from a tower surely has a greater blow than he who slides from a molehill.
  • *
  • *:“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are'' pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling ''à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.”
  • To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
  • :(Rowe)
  • To roll over and over.
  • *1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
  • *:The two animals tumbled over each other in their eagerness to get inside, and heard the door shut behind them with great joy and relief.
  • (lb) To have sexual intercourse.
  • (lb) To smooth and polish a rough surface on relatively small parts.
  • To muss, to make disorderly; to tousle or rumple.
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  • Derived terms

    * tumble to