Definition of blurt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blurt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//blɜːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɜːrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blurt
BrE BrE//blɜːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɜːrt//
 
he / she / it blurts
BrE BrE//blɜːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɜːrts//
 
past simple blurted
BrE BrE//ˈblɜːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɜːrtɪd//
 
past participle blurted
BrE BrE//ˈblɜːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɜːrtɪd//
 
-ing form blurting
BrE BrE//ˈblɜːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɜːrtɪŋ//
 
 
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blurt something (out) | blurt that… | blurt what, how, etc… | + speech to say something suddenly and without thinking carefully enough She blurted it out before I could stop her. ‘She’s pregnant,’ Jack blurted. He blurted out the question without thinking. Synonymscallcry out exclaim blurt burst outThese words all mean to shout or say something loudly or suddenly.call to shout or say something loudly to attract somebody’s attention:I thought I heard someone calling.cry out (something) to shout something loudly, especially when you need help or are in trouble:She cried out for help. I cried out his name.exclaim to say something suddenly and loudly, especially because of a strong emotion:‘It isn’t fair!’ he exclaimed angrily.blurt to say something suddenly and without thinking carefully enough:He blurted out the answer without thinking.burst out to say something suddenly and loudly, especially with a lot of emotion:‘He’s a bully!’ the little boy burst out.Patterns to call/​cry out/​exclaim/​blurt out (something) to somebody to call/​cry out for something to cry out/​exclaim in/​with something to call/​cry out/​exclaim/​blurt out/​burst out suddenly to call/​cry out/​exclaim/​burst out loudly Word Origin late 16th cent.: probably imitative.
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