unbosom

[ uhn-booz-uhm, -boo-zuhm ]
/ ʌnˈbʊz əm, -ˈbu zəm /

verb (used with object)

to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.).

verb (used without object)

to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, or the like, especially in confidence.

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Idioms for unbosom

    unbosom oneself, to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, etc., to another person; confide one's private affairs: He unbosomed himself to a complete stranger.

Origin of unbosom

1580–90; un-2 + bosom (v.)

OTHER WORDS FROM unbosom

un·bos·om·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unbosom

unbosom
/ (ʌnˈbʊzəm) /

verb

(tr) to relieve (oneself) of (secrets, etc) by telling someone

Derived forms of unbosom

unbosomer, noun

Word Origin for unbosom

C16: from un- ² + bosom (in the sense: seat of the emotions); compare Dutch ontboezemen
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