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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 ?
It's well these women must be blabbing. If they haven't a friend to talk to, they must whisper their secrets to the fishes, or write them on the sand, or something; and it's well, too, I wasn't over full to- night, now I think of it, or I might have snoozed away and never dreamt of looking what my sweet lady was about; or I might have lacked the sense or the power to carry my point like a man, as I have done.'
The reason is that one of the sex was once caught there blabbing every thing she knew about what was going on above ground, to the rapscallions in the infernal regions down below.
"No use"--"Blabbing won't do," was the general feeling.
That is, until Christmas break For God's sake, just stop blabbing and put Peppa Pig on the iPad Notes on life by a Notebooker Name: Flavia Bertolini Lives: A Londoner born and bred (despite all those vowels in my surname).
"I've got my kids over there, we don't need you coming over here blabbing whatever it is you're blabbing."
Leanne wants some time to think about it, but - thanks to Tracy Barlow's big gob, blabbing the happy news all over the Rover's, to the open-mouthed shock of the rest of the Platts - she ends up having to decide rather sharpish EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm IT'S time for Stephen to face the music, as Jane confronts him about his dodgy dealings in front of Ian and Lauren - although it soon becomes clear there's more to the crime than meets the eye.
I explained to her that blabbing is unkind and hurts two people: the uninvited person and me.
Meanwhile David's furious when he realizes Sarah's been blabbing to Billy and tells his sister she needs to head back to Milan pronto before more secrets spill out.
He said: "I've been blabbing my mouth off about the Matchplay being the one for me.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told his top officials to stop "blabbing" about a potential military strike targeting Iran's nuclear program.
In the conversation, Hortefeux gave a warning to his friend, apparently based on inside knowledge of an independent judicial inquiry, that Gaubert's estranged wife was "blabbing" to investigators.
RAGING PHIL TO FINE TWIT JOZY HULL ......0 PORTSMOUTH .....0 HULL boss Phil Brown last night blasted Jozy Altidore - for blabbing about being dropped on Twitter.