give vent to

Definition of give vent to

  1. :  to express (a strong emotion, such as anger) in a forceful and open way He gave vent to his annoyance. She didn't want to give full vent to her feelings.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

ventplay
  1. :  to provide with a vent

    :  to serve as a vent for

    :  discharge, expel

  1. :  an opening for the escape of a gas or liquid or for the relief of pressure: such as

    :  the external opening of the rectum or cloaca :  anus

    :  pipe, fumarole

  1. :  a slit in a garment

    :  an opening in the lower part of a seam (as of a jacket or skirt)


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