Definition of vent
- chimneys vent smoke
- vented her frustration on her coworkers
- vented himself in a fiery letter to the editor
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.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
give way (to);
: to allow (something, such as smoke or gas) to go out through an opening
: to express (an emotion) usually in a loud or angry manner
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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