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Difference between Pore and Pour

Pore as a verb means to study or examine something. As a noun, it means a tiny opening in the skin or the leaves of a plant.

  • The HR department pored over the many job applications.
  • The pores of his skin tend to clog easily.

Pour as a verb means to flow freely or to empty a fluid from one source to another.

  • Please pour water into all the glasses.