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blurt out

To say something unexpectedly, often at an inopportune time or with the wrong audience (as of a private or secret matter). A noun or pronoun can be used between "blurt" and "out." I can't believe you blurted 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 blurt it out.
See also: out

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?
See also: out

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]
See also: out
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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." Instead, say something like, "Have you considered this information from our point of view?" Or, "I understand what you're saying, but your (lawyer, accountant, sales manager) may have misinformed you about these facts."
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.
Nearly 45 per cent said they blurt out secrets just to get it off their chests and then most of them feel guilty.