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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 withView synonyms
- ‘Daphne blurts the childlike word automatically, unthinking, and she rushes forward.’
- ‘Once you start, it is essential that you don't just blurt it all out as this may sound like you are blaming him.’
- ‘These are the days when I can't be bothered talking about the hassles, but am happier just blurting them out ‘silently’ on here.’
- ‘But it just won't do to get up on stage and thrash around, and cry, and blurt things out.’
- ‘He memorises quotes from movies and blurts them out at inopportune moments.’
- ‘I had one such idea last night over dinner and I blurted it out straight away.’
- ‘She just sometimes blurts things out before she thinks, and I think we should try to forgive it and go on.’
- ‘He blurts some knee-jerk retort about his music always being authentic and soulful then pauses and thinks about it a bit.’
- ‘I don't really think he meant to blurt it out that way, but he was nervous.’
- ‘It was also in the back of my mind that my son might have had a few drinks one night, and blurted it out.’
- ‘He blurts things out without even meaning it, yet, he doesn't apologize!’
- ‘When describing his test debut he blurts it out.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘Yet there I was in thick make-up and bad costumes, willingly standing on the stage and blurting my few lines.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You could tell he didn't think much of my work, though he was far too polite to blurt it out.’
- ‘He blurts it out as though it were the most natural thing in the world.’
- ‘Suddenly a thought occurred to his young mind and he blurted it out before thinking it properly through.’
Late 16th century: probably imitative.
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