pore vs pour : Common Errors in English

About pore vs pour

When used as a verb, “pore” has the unusual sense of “scrutinize,” as in “She pored over her receipts.” If it’s coffee or rain, the stuff pours.

pore Meaning(s)

  • (n) any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
  • (n) any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
  • (n) a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
  • (v) direct one's attention on something

pour Meaning(s)

  • (v) cause to run
  • (v) move in large numbers
  • (v) pour out
  • (v) flow in a spurt
  • (v) supply in large amounts or quantities
  • (v) rain heavily

pore in News

  1. Fashion Flashback - Olivia Palermo Then & Now

    Olivia Palermo (PacificCoastNews.com, Getty) Olivia Palermo 's name is synonymous with fashion. The clothing guru gained a fan following based on her fearless and impeccably crafted ensembles. Sure, a reality show may have given her name recognition, but it's her statement outfits that have made her a street style staple. What would Fashion Week be without her front row looks to pore over? Of ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: StyleBistro

  2. Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game 4 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    Expect the unexpected. Despite having three games of evidence to pore over, that's the only constant trend the 2013 NBA Finals has yielded so far. The Miami Heat were supposed to be in rhythm in Game 1, to have their sights locked in on their second Larry O'Brien Trophy in as many seasons. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, were supposed to be rusty with nothing but film study and practice ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Investigators Pore Over NSA Leaker's Life

    Investigators Pore Over NSA Leaker's Life
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

pour in News

  1. Community support continues to pour in memory of Officer Jason Ellis

    It's been nearly three weeks since a Bardstown police officer was ambushed and murdered on an exit ramp off of the Bluegrass Parkway. There are still no concrete leads or motive as to who is responsible and why. While the answers may not be coming in on who killed him, the support for Officer Jason Ellis continues to pour in.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: WAVE 3 Louisville

  2. Infinera annonce le Réseau de transport intelligent pour l'Ère des térabits

    Infinera a annoncé ce jour le Réseau de transport intelligent d'Infinera , une architecture destinée à permettre aux opérateurs de répondre à la demande croissante pour des services en nuage et une connectivité ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. UK to pour additional $3 million into football program

    UK plans to pour an additional $3 million into its football program in the next school year, the school announced Tuesday when it unveiled a proposed athletic budget for 2013-14.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Lightning fast vocabulary building for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and CAT