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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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In addition to his signature monologue, Carson introduced a catalog of comic characters over the years, including the bigoted Floyd Turbo, the lecherous Art Fern, the wisecracking Aunt Blabby, the consumer advocate David Howitzer and, of course, the diviner Carnac the Magnificent.
Save the Dear Blabby routine for somebody on a ledge.
Perhaps the exchange might seem humorous even to someone who had never seen a Western movie; Sundance is clearly not blabby, and so a simple form of verbal humor defines his exchange with Butch.
But this novel does go on, for 570 blabby pages, and is more fun to talk about than to read.
They seemed friendly, but she was kind of nosy and blabby.
And Hillary Rodham Clinton, ego-wounded, glory-hungry, submitting to being compared to "Mozart with his hands cut off" by her so-called friend, Jean Houston, a spiritualist so blabby she gets almost as much ink in The Choice as Jack Kemp.