unbosom

[uhn-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, or the like, especially in confidence.
Idioms
  1. 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.)
Related formsun·bos·om·er, noun
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unbosom

verb
  1. (tr) to relieve (oneself) of (secrets, etc) by telling someone
Derived Formsunbosomer, noun

Word Origin for unbosom

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