[ blurt ]
/ blɜrt /
verb (used with object)
to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
an abrupt utterance.
Origin of blurt
First recorded in 1565–75; apparently imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for blurt out
/ (blɜːt) /
(tr often foll by out) to utter suddenly and involuntarily
Word Origin for blurt
C16: probably of imitative origin
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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