blab


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blab

 (blăb)
v. blabbed, blab·bing, blabs
v.tr.
To reveal (secret matters), especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.
v.intr.
1. To reveal secret matters indiscreetly.
2. To chatter thoughtlessly or indiscreetly.
n.
1. An incessant or indiscreet talker.
2. Lengthy chatter.

[Middle English blabben, to talk foolishly, back-formation from blaberen.]

blab′by adj.

blab

(blæb)
vb, blabs, blabbing or blabbed
1. to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly
2. (intr) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle
n
a less common word for blabber1, blabber2
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German blabbizōn, Icelandic blabbra]
ˈblabbing n, adj

blab

(blæb)

also blab•ber

(ˈblæb ər)

v. blabbed also blab•bered, blab•bing also blab•ber•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: to blab secrets.
v.i.
2. to talk or chatter indiscreetly or thoughtlessly.
n.
3. idle, indiscreet chattering.
4. a blabbermouth.
[1325–75; Middle English blabbe (n.)]

blab


Past participle: blabbed
Gerund: blabbing

Imperative
blab
blab
Present
I blab
you blab
he/she/it blabs
we blab
you blab
they blab
Preterite
I blabbed
you blabbed
he/she/it blabbed
we blabbed
you blabbed
they blabbed
Present Continuous
I am blabbing
you are blabbing
he/she/it is blabbing
we are blabbing
you are blabbing
they are blabbing
Present Perfect
I have blabbed
you have blabbed
he/she/it has blabbed
we have blabbed
you have blabbed
they have blabbed
Past Continuous
I was blabbing
you were blabbing
he/she/it was blabbing
we were blabbing
you were blabbing
they were blabbing
Past Perfect
I had blabbed
you had blabbed
he/she/it had blabbed
we had blabbed
you had blabbed
they had blabbed
Future
I will blab
you will blab
he/she/it will blab
we will blab
you will blab
they will blab
Future Perfect
I will have blabbed
you will have blabbed
he/she/it will have blabbed
we will have blabbed
you will have blabbed
they will have blabbed
Future Continuous
I will be blabbing
you will be blabbing
he/she/it will be blabbing
we will be blabbing
you will be blabbing
they will be blabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blabbing
you have been blabbing
he/she/it has been blabbing
we have been blabbing
you have been blabbing
they have been blabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blabbing
you will have been blabbing
he/she/it will have been blabbing
we will have been blabbing
you will have been blabbing
they will have been blabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blabbing
you had been blabbing
he/she/it had been blabbing
we had been blabbing
you had been blabbing
they had been blabbing
Conditional
I would blab
you would blab
he/she/it would blab
we would blab
you would blab
they would blab
Past Conditional
I would have blabbed
you would have blabbed
he/she/it would have blabbed
we would have blabbed
you would have blabbed
they would have blabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blab - divulge confidential information or secretsblab - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
talk, spill - reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"
2.blab - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlyblab - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

blab

verb
1. tell, reveal, disclose, divulge, blurt out, give away, let slip, blow wide open (slang) She'll blab it all over the school.
2. tell all, tell, gossip, spill the beans (informal), sing (slang, chiefly U.S.), tattle, open your mouth, let the cat out of the bag, blow the gaff (Brit. slang), spill your guts (slang) Don't blab about your plans until you are ready to make an announcement.

blab

verb
1. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Informal: spill.
Archaic: discover.
2. To engage in or spread gossip:
noun
1. A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
2. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
Translations

blab

[blæb]
A. VT (also blab out) [+ secret] → soplar
B. VI (= chatter) → chismorrear, cotillear (Sp) ; (to police etc) → cantar

blab

[ˈblæb]
vijaser, trop parler
to blab about sth → vendre la mèche sur qch
no blabbing! → garde ça pour toi!
vtaller raconter

blab

viquatschen (inf); (= talk fast, tell secret)plappern; (criminal)singen (sl)
vt (also blab out) secretausplaudern

blab

[blæb] (fam)
1. vt (also blab out) → spifferare
2. vi (chatter) → cianciare; (to police) → vuotare il sacco
References in classic literature ?
That's good enough for little rubbishy common things -- specially with gals, cuz THEY go back on you anyway, and blab if they get in a huff -- but there orter be writing 'bout a big thing like this.
The curate and the barber listened with great amusement to the words of the three; but Don Quixote, uneasy lest Sancho should blab and blurt out a whole heap of mischievous stupidities, and touch upon points that might not be altogether to his credit, called to him and made the other two hold their tongues and let him come in.
J have not named either that Question or your coming marriage to your Father, as he would blab it everywhere, poor Simple Man.
A broken complexion, a swinish look, ungenerous acts and the want of due knowledge,--all blab.
And if he should order mutton, don't blab out that we have none.
Perhaps I am,' replied Sikes; 'I should think you was rather out of sorts too, unless you mean as little harm when you throw pewter pots about, as you do when you blab and--'
If he means to blab us among his new friends, we may stop his mouth yet.
One has only to blab in his cups and it all collapses.
And when now and then comes along some sad, sharp- eyed man, who sees how paltry a game is played, and refuses to play, but blabs the secret;--how then?
I have been part of many exciting business ventures over the years but I've never had more conviction, nor passion, than I do for Blab.
One may take any newspaper or periodical and scrutinize a story for blab language.
For brands, Blab answers the question: what if you knew what your target audience will be talking about tomorrow, the next day, and the next day, and where those conversations will emerge?