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.

Cite this Entry

“Pour on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pour%20on. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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