pour on

phrasal verb

poured on; pouring on; pours on
: to produce a lot of (something) in order to achieve something
The defense poured the pressure on in the second half of the game.
He really poured on the charm to get her to have dinner with him.

Examples of pour on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Eagles wasted no time pouring on the runs, scoring six in the first inning en route to a 7-2 Class 3A Region I Final victory to force a game three. Darren Lauber, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 June 2024 The rain held off in Moraga but the Gaels poured on tries and dominated possession. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 14 Apr. 2024 Usually served on like some toast with a bunch of white gravy poured on top of it, with a side of mashed potatoes. Sid Evans, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2024 Some lawmakers appeared to become emotional or at a loss for words on Tuesday after hearing the surviving men testify about their lasting trauma — having boiling water poured on them, being beaten with a leather strap, fearing being raped by staff members at night. Romy Ellenbogen, Miami Herald, 20 Feb. 2024 The way this game got away from the Avs, with the Panthers pouring on the pressure, was different from the other losses. Corey Masisak, The Denver Post, 10 Feb. 2024 As the rain poured on Turtle Bay, delegates and dignitaries from around the world jostled between checkpoints and security barriers. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Members of the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have traced the issue back to a floor beam alignment, which was identified during the removal of a temporary bracing for a concrete deck pour on Wednesday. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 12 Mar. 2024 Winemakers from 45 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be pouring on March 24 at the Grand Tasting at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Laura Ness, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024

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“Pour on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pour%20on. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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