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to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out):
He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
an abrupt utterance.
Contemporary Examples

Chefs on Drugs Jason Sheehan July 20, 2009
Oliver Sacks: How I Write Noah Charney December 18, 2012
A Million Ways to Die in Prison Daniel Genis December 7, 2014
Lindsay Lohan Reveals Miscarriage: The Most Shocking Moments From ‘Lindsay’ Kevin Fallon April 20, 2014
The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book Tim Teeman June 13, 2014

Historical Examples

John Splendid Neil Munro
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant

(transitive) often foll by out. to utter suddenly and involuntarily


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