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blab


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blab  \Blab\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blabbed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blabbing}.]  [Cf.  OE  blaberen  or  Dan.  blabbre  G.  plappern 
  Gael.  blabaran  a  stammerer;  prob.  of  imitative  origin.  Cf 
  also  {Blubber},  v.] 
  To  utter  or  tell  unnecessarily,  or  in  a  thoughtless  manner; 
  to  publish  (secrets  or  trifles)  without  reserve  or 
  discretion.  --Udall. 
 
  And  yonder  a  vile  physician  blabbing  The  case  of  his 
  patient.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blab  \Blab\,  v.  i. 
  To  talk  thoughtlessly  or  without  discretion;  to  tattle;  to 
  tell  tales. 
 
  She  must  burst  or  blab.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blab  \Blab\,  n.  [OE.  blabbe.] 
  One  who  blabs;  a  babbler;  a  telltale.  ``Avoided  as  a  blab.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  For  who  will  open  himself  to  a  blab  or  a  babbler. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blab 
  v  :  divulge  information  or  secrets;  spill  the  beans;  "Be 
  careful--his  secretary  talks"  [syn:  {tattle},  {talk},  {peach}, 
  {babble},  {sing},  {babble  out},  {blab  out}] 




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