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verb (debouch, es)
  1. To pour forth from a narrow opening.
  • 1985, the pretty pimpled young man, no longer a boy, came down from the imperial box in his purple to the performers" well which debouched into the arena. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
  • 1993, Ungrateful brats from their cheap holiday in someone else"s misery and their tired parents try desperately to summon up joy out of indifference. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun
  • 1997, the water rushes away in uncommonly long waterfalls, downward for hours, unbrak"d, till at last debouching into an interior Lake of great size " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
  • Etymology: déboucher (de + bouche), modelled on Italian sboccare.

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