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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 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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Jazz blurts out while her father is driving the car.
It's no good just saying "I'm the kind of person who blurts out secrets.
Meanwhile, Summer blurts out the news of Tash's 'pregnancy', and it's the talk of the school.
Gilly blurts out his feelings for Sarah, Darren finds a new client to promote, Sasha is startled by a visitor at her mother's grave and Dom, the oldest virgin in town, tries to chat up Tina.
She describes corn dogs as something you can taste, when a kindergartner blurts out in English that he doesn't want a corn dog.
Meanwhile, even he knows that he and intellectual, humorless Grace are ill matched; when he blurts out that he loves her, he's left "feeling barefoot surrounded by broken glass.
Will they agree not to leave the room if the reporter blurts out [Bonesman code word] '322' .
In an unguarded moment, Joshua Hammer's translator blurts out an astonishing description of his fellow Palestinian Christians.
Adapted by Anderson (If These Walls Could Talk 2) from her 1988 play, Normal Begins when Roy (Tom Wilkinson of In the Bedroom) blurts out that he's spent his life as a woman trapped in a man's body.
In desperation he blurts out that he actually went there to kill himself.
Among them: "often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities," "is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli," "often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat," and "often blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
The dole mole blurts out their secret in front of shocked friends and family and Kieron vows to leave the church to be with John Paul, despite his very public outing.
Eventually Frankie can take no more of the venom and blurts out the truth about the affair.
In fact, she can't name a single Democratic candidate, but blurts out, "Anyone but Bush.