vent one's spleen

Definition of vent one's spleen

  1. :  to express angry feelings I listened patiently while she vented her spleen.

Word by Word Definitions

  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)

  1. :  a highly vascular ductless organ that is located in the left abdominal region near the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and is concerned with final destruction of red blood cells, filtration and storage of blood, and production of lymphocytes

    :  the seat of emotions or passions

    :  melancholy

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