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blab around

To talk about something in a loose or gossipy manner. A noun can be used between "blab" and "around." They are blabbing around that story as if it's the truth. Management is just casually blabbing around the idea of layoffs. Don't blab that nonsense around here, we're not buying it.
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blab out

To talk about or reveal a private or secret matter. A noun can be used between "blab" and "out." I can't believe you blabbed out the plans for her surprise party right to her face! Don't tell your little brother anything you want to keep secret because he'll definitely blab it out.
See also: blab, out

blab something around

Inf. to gossip something to others; to spread some news or secret. It's true, but don't blab it around. Did you blab around everything I told you to keep to yourself?
See also: around, blab

blab something out

Inf. to speak out freely about something that is a secret. Don't just blab it out! Don't blab out the names of the people who were there!
See also: blab, out


1. n. talk; chatter; meaningless talk. I never pay any attention to blab like that.
2. tv. to tell a secret; to reveal something private in public. Tiffany blabbed the whole thing.
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When he sighs that he'd be better off if the building went up in smoke, Sam leaps in to oblige - with a little help from Eli, left, to sort out the finer details of arson, while Gennie blabs about their handiwork afterwards.
Kelly worms the secret out of Jimmy and warns Carrie that if she ever blabs about the abortion, she'll tell Scarlett the truth.
The ever-innovative and economical-minded livestock owners were creative in their homemade inventions of calf blabs.
Duchovny has a funny bit in a tavern where, drowning in whiskey and self-pity after being decommissioned for the umpteenth time, he blabs his whole, unbelievable story to a disinterested barkeeper (Glenne Headly), who logically figures her customer's had enough.
Also, Maria blabs to a journalist about Tyrone, then gets jealous when she sees her ex with Molly.
Bouncers will question late arrivals to make sure nobody blabs.
Josie has second thoughts about the wedding, but at this rate it's not going to happen - Marc gets drunk on Jessie's stag night and blabs about their fling.
And now Povich blabs on a TV chat show that he and Connie had ``one of the great nights of all time'' after he got aroused watching a seminude shot of Sharon Lawrence on ``NYPD Blue.