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blurt

[blurt] /blɜrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out):
He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
noun
2.
an abrupt utterance.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; apparently imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for blurt out

blurt

/blɜːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) often foll by out. to utter suddenly and involuntarily
Word Origin
C16: probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for blurt out

blurt

v.

1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.

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Idioms and Phrases with blurt out

blurt out

Say abruptly or inadvertently, utter without thinking. For example, Unfortunately he blurted out how much he hated formal dinners just as his hostess walked in. [ Late 1500s ]
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