vented; venting; vents
: to provide with a vent
: to relieve by means of a vent
vented himself in a fiery letter to the editor
: to relieve oneself by venting something (such as anger)
comes home from work and vents to the kids
: 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
: an opening at the breech of a muzzle-loading gun through which fire is touched to the powder
: an opportunity or means of escape, passage, or release : outlet
finally gave vent to his pent-up hostility
: a slit in a garment
specifically : an opening in the lower part of a seam (as of a jacket or skirt)
Verb Windows should be opened to vent the fumes. She vented her frustrations by kicking the car. Don't vent your anger on me. I screamed because I needed to vent.
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VerbMore:Phoenix Suns fans vent after Game 3 vs. Los Angeles Clippers blacked out on NBA TV More:Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns take 2-1 series lead on Los Angeles Clippers in NBA Playoffs Reach Jeremy Cluff at email@example.com. —Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 21 Apr. 2023 Other lawmakers vented their frustration at a lack of accountability. —Amy B Wang, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Apr. 2023 Plenty have turned to the platform to vent or look for their next role. —Amelia Harnish, Quartz, 7 Apr. 2023 Unlike even the best portable air conditioners, window ACs won't take up floor space or require you to vent a long hose from the device to the outdoors. —Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 30 Mar. 2023 Adam Steel, a scientist in the Baltimore area, used his commute to a previous employer to vent to an audience of one. —Rachel Feintzeig, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2023 Passengers aboard these rocky flights vented their fear and anxiety on Twitter, describing jostling, excruciating noise and circuitous journeys home. —Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2023 Charcoal is burned in the smaller one, with the resultant smoke and heat vented to the larger compartment, where the food is cooked/smoked. —Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2023 While train derailments happen fairly regularly, the Feb. 3 incident drew special scrutiny after hazardous chemicals were spilled, forcing an evacuation of the community of about 4,700 people as authorities intentionally vented and burned tank cars to prevent an explosion. —Shiyin Chen, Fortune, 5 Mar. 2023
NounInstead, Daniel placed white oak shelves above the counter, the top two framing the stove vent, which is also enveloped in porcelain to recede from view. —Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2023 Officers determined the noise was not a car engine, but a heater vent. —cleveland, 27 Jan. 2023 To reduce burn-in on the OLED display, Asus created a special heatsink in the product’s rear, which can dissipate the heat through a vent. —PCMAG, 3 Jan. 2023 She’s never experienced any headaches from filming at her home, apart from one instance when the production crew lit a fire in her fireplace and forgot to open the vent. —Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2022 The castors are located under the skin near the vent, and are most full in the spring when breeding season is on. —Joseph Biebert, Outdoor Life, 3 Apr. 2023 That’s evidence of a lava flow emanating from the vent, say the researchers, which obviously indicates ongoing volcanic activity on Venus. —Jamie Carter, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2023 The lined coat features a double-breasted button closure, four-button cuffs, a center-back vent, and a pocket at each hip. —Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2023 Near the volcanic vent, tiny electrical discharges emit a signal known as continual radio frequency, an early sign of a volcanic eruption. —National Geographic, 13 Jan. 2023 See More
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