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Used to urge someone to say or confess something quickly:‘spit it out, man, I haven't got all day’
- ‘He took it out of Kuwait in 1991, and we made him spit it out.’
- ‘As Mitchell describes it, this is a book about a boy who doesn't know what he knows - who has the entire world inside of him but cannot spit it out.’
- ‘It's like they want to say something but they can't spit it out.’
- ‘It was a thought that had been on my mind, and I didn't know how to bring it up, but it seemed like there was never the right time to ask, so I had to just spit it out.’
- ‘‘Then spit it out already,’ Holiday told her, now pushing back her cuticles.’
- ‘Jonathan loathed the sound of that man's name, he hated to speak it, he spit it out quickly and swigged his coke to remove the taste.’
- ‘‘I guess I'll just spit it out,’ the man began again, still not telling us anything.’
- ‘She was obviously stalling, but I mean, couldn't she just spit it out?’
- ‘Ugh, why couldn't she have spit it out before falling unconscious?’
- ‘I would have liked to tell him to spit it out but I held my tongue; I wasn't about to force him to reveal anything he wasn't comfortable revealing.’
- ‘People may not like it, but I just spit it out and say it like it is.’
- ‘He tried to spit it out, but his mouth was dry and he could not.’
- ‘After a minute I happily spit it out, but Lauren wasn't done with me.’
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