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    pour in - stream in

    - The show was fully booked up for weeks, and when it opened last night, the public and all the tourists that had reached LA for the show, poured in/streamed in. Very soon the theater was packed out...

    Are the two in bold possible? Do they mean the same? Can they both be used?

    Do pour out and stream out have the same meaning, as they are the opposites of the first two verbs?

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    Re: pour in - stream in

    Are the two in bold possible? YES Do they mean the same? MORE OR LESS Can they both be used? YES

    Do pour out and stream out have the same meaning, again, MORE OR LESS as they are the opposites of the first two verbs?

    To stream in and out seems to impart a more orderly fashion of movement than poured in/out. Some may say the opposite.

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    Re: pour in - stream in

    I would think a "stream" of people involves fewer people than if they were "pouring" out.

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