spit it out


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spit it out

Stop stalling or stammering and just say what you want or intend to say. Just spit it out already—do you want to go to the dance with me or not? I wish I didn't get such a bad stutter when I'm nervous; I'd feel more confident if I could just spit it out.
See also: out, spit

spit out

1. Literally, to forcefully expel something from one's mouth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spit" and "out." Spit that out! Don't you know wild mushrooms can be poisonous? Our toddler keeps spitting out his vegetables.
2. To succeed in saying something, especially with difficulty. Often used in the imperative phrase "spit it out." I tried spitting an answer out, but my nervousness made me stutter too badly. Just spit it out already—do you want to go to the dance with me or not?
3. To say something in a very aggressive, forceful, or vitriolic manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spit" and "out." The group of protestors continued to spit obscenities out at us as we made our way to the car. By the end of the debate, my opponent was reduced to spitting out absurd, unprovable accusations.
See also: out, spit

spit it out

used to urge someone to say, confess, or divulge something quickly. informal
See also: out, spit

ˌspit it ˈout!

(spoken) usually used in orders to tell somebody to say something when they seem frightened or unwilling to speak: What did you tell her about me? Come on, spit it out!
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Spit it out!

exclam. Say it! Say what you have to say and leave. Hurry up! Spit it out!
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