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Say (something) suddenly and without careful consideration:‘she blurted out the truth’[with direct speech] ‘‘It wasn't my idea,’ Gordon blurted’
utter suddenly, exclaim, ejaculate, tell, babble, jabber, call out, cry out, burst out with, come out withdivulge, disclose, reveal, betray, leak, let slip, let out, give away, give the game away, bring to lightblab, gush, let on, spill the beans, spill one's guts, let the cat out of the bag, run off at the mouth, spoutView synonyms
- ‘These are the days when I can't be bothered talking about the hassles, but am happier just blurting them out ‘silently’ on here.’
- ‘Then they are like, talking late one night and Tammy blurts it out.’
- ‘There's no more graceful way to say it, so I'll just blurt it out: What the hell is this?’
- ‘He blurts things out without even meaning it, yet, he doesn't apologize!’
- ‘When describing his test debut he blurts it out.’
- ‘He blurts it out as though it were the most natural thing in the world.’
- ‘He blurts some knee-jerk retort about his music always being authentic and soulful then pauses and thinks about it a bit.’
- ‘I had one such idea last night over dinner and I blurted it out straight away.’
- ‘Suddenly a thought occurred to his young mind and he blurted it out before thinking it properly through.’
- ‘It was also in the back of my mind that my son might have had a few drinks one night, and blurted it out.’
- ‘But it just won't do to get up on stage and thrash around, and cry, and blurt things out.’
- ‘You could tell he didn't think much of my work, though he was far too polite to blurt it out.’
- ‘Once you start, it is essential that you don't just blurt it all out as this may sound like you are blaming him.’
- ‘She just sometimes blurts things out before she thinks, and I think we should try to forgive it and go on.’
- ‘As soon as Leslie's name was blurted out on a TV programme, the newspapers piled in.’
- ‘I would much prefer people found the pain that lies beneath rather than blurt it out and have it paraded and advertised.’
- ‘Daphne blurts the childlike word automatically, unthinking, and she rushes forward.’
- ‘He memorises quotes from movies and blurts them out at inopportune moments.’
- ‘Yet there I was in thick make-up and bad costumes, willingly standing on the stage and blurting my few lines.’
- ‘I don't really think he meant to blurt it out that way, but he was nervous.’
Late 16th century: probably imitative.
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