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vent

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1 to find emotional release for
  • vented her anger and then quickly calmed down
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give way (to)

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2 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)
  • vented his opinions freely and loudly at town meetings
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give air to, put forth

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3 to throw or give off
  • a clothes dryer venting steam
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express, vent, utter, voice, broach, air mean to make known what one thinks or feels. express suggests an impulse to reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces.
    • expressed her feelings in music
vent stresses a strong inner compulsion to express especially in words.
    • a tirade venting his frustration
utter implies the use of the voice not necessarily in articulate speech.
    • utter a groan
voice does not necessarily imply vocal utterance but does imply expression or formulation in words.
    • an editorial voicing their concerns
broach adds the implication of disclosing for the first time something long thought over or reserved for a suitable occasion.
    • broached the subject of a divorce
air implies an exposing or parading of one's views often in order to gain relief or sympathy or attention.
    • publicly airing their differences

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