One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a river or stream) emerge or be discharged into the sea or a larger river.‘that sea disembogues into the northern ocean’‘the disemboguing of the brook’
flow, stream, run, rush, gush, course, roll, cascade, flood, surge, rise, spurt, spout, squirt, jetView synonyms
- ‘Even those fish which swim in the Jordan, as it disembogues itself into this sea, perish the moment they touch it.’
- ‘The main river of the watershed is the Umbuzeiro River which disembogues into the Bengue Reservoir.’
- ‘The Peyan river disembogues into the lake, and the Lachua, Tzetoc and Del Altar rivers drain it.’
- ‘Before the construction of the lake in the mid-1960s, the creek ran ten miles and disembogued into the Angelina River two miles southwest of Naclina.’
- ‘This place is about three leagues from the mouth of Lake Sandusky, where it disembogues itself into Lake Erie.’
Late 16th century: from Spanish desembocar, from des- (expressing reversal) + embocar ‘run into a creek or strait’ (based on boca ‘mouth’).
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