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blurt something out (at someone)

to say something to someone without thinking. (Usually to say something that should not be said.) It was a secret. Why did you blurt it out? Why did you blurt out our hiding place?
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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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REPORT'S FINDINGS Youngsters with ADHD who blurt out answers in the classroom seem to achieve better results than those who don't
In Blurt, The Webster's Game of Word Racing, one player reads a definition out loud while all the other players race to be the first to blurt out the correct answer.
That way, you can think more clearly and won't blurt out stuff you'll regret.
And if you're faced with the need to challenge your friend on the facts, don't blurt out, "You're wrong.
Stunned Frode, aged 30, managed to blurt out a "yes" just before the time ran out.
You definitely don't want to blurt out a number that's too high, because that might knock you out of the running.
By exaggeration and eclipse, he made letters lose their memory of themselves and blurt out of the canvas as new forms.
The former stand-up comic and audience warm-up guy fires off questions with a brusk urgency that can make bright people blurt out the wrong response, shocking even themselves with the inanity of their answers.
Stunned Frode managed to blurt out "yes" just before the clock ran out and he will wed 32- year-old Tone on August 26.