Date: circa 1595 transitive verb 1. to give expression to ; disclose, reveal 2. to disclose the thoughts or feelings of (oneself) intransitive verb to unbosom oneself

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  • Unbosom — Un*bos om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Unbosomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Unbosoming}.] [1st pref. un + bosom.] To disclose freely; to reveal in confidence, as secrets; to confess; often used reflexively; as, to unbosom one s self. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbosom — [unbooz′əm] vt. [ UN + BOSOM] to give vent to (feelings, secrets, etc.); tell; reveal vi. to reveal what one feels, knows, etc. unbosom oneself to tell or reveal one s feelings, secrets, etc …   English World dictionary

  • unbosom — index divulge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unbosom — unbosomer, n. /un booz euhm, booh zeuhm/, v.t. 1. to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.). v.i. 2. to disclose one s thoughts, feelings, or the like, esp. in confidence. 3. unbosom oneself, to disclose one s thoughts, feelings, etc., to another… …   Universalium

  • unbosom — verb archaic disclose (one s thoughts or secrets). ↘(unbosom oneself) unburden oneself …   English new terms dictionary

  • unbosom — verb (T) literary unbosom yourself to to tell someone about the things that are worrying you …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unbosom — un•bos•om [[t]ʌnˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm[/t]] v. t. 1) to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.) 2) to disclose one s thoughts, feelings, or the like • unbosom oneself Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • unbosom — /ʌnˈbʊzəm / (say un boozuhm) verb (t) 1. to disclose (one s thoughts, feelings, etc.) especially in confidence. –verb (i) 2. to disclose one s thoughts, feelings, secrets, etc. –phrase 3. unbosom oneself, to disclose one s thoughts, etc., to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • unbosom — verb /ʌnˈbʊz.əm,ˌʌnˈbʊz.əm/ a) To tell someone about ones troubles, and thus obtain relief. Watt was not the first to whom Mr Graves had unbosomed himself, in this connexion. For he had unbosomed himself to Arsene, many years before... b) To… …   Wiktionary

  • unbosom — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. tell, let out, vent, get off one s chest; see admit 2 , confess 3 , reveal 1 …   English dictionary for students

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