: to relieve oneself by venting something (such as anger) comes home from work và vents khổng lồ the kids


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2 : 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)

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Verb

express, vent, utter, voice, broach, air mean to lớn make known what one thinks or feels. Express suggests an impulse khổng lồ reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces. expressed her feelings in music vent stresses a strong inner compulsion khổng lồ 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 khổng lồ gain relief or sympathy or attention. publicly airing their differences


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Verb Windows should be opened to lớn vent the fumes. She vented her frustrations by kicking the car. Don"t vent your anger on me. I screamed because I needed lớn vent.
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First Known Use of vent

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above


History & Etymology for vent

Verb

Middle English venten "to provide with an air hole," in part verbal derivative of vent "anus, outlet, vent entry 2," in part short for aventen "to cool (oneself, as by removing a helmet), release, let air out of," borrowed from Anglo-French aventer "to allow to lớn escape, release, fan," probably altered by vowel reduction from Old French esventer "to fan, cool by stirring the air," going back lớn Vulgar Latin *exventāre, from Latin ex- ex- entry 1 + -ventāre, verbal derivative of ventus "wind" — more at wind entry 1

Noun (1)

Middle English, "anus, outlet," probably borrowed from Anglo-French, "wind, cold air, draft, outlet" (continental Old French, "wind"), going back to lớn Latin ventus "wind" — more at wind entry 1

Noun (2)

Middle English vent, fente, borrowed from Anglo-French fente "split, crack, opening," derivative of fendre "to split" (going back lớn Latin findere), probaby by analogy with pairs such as rendre "to yield," rente "income" — more at bite entry 1, render entry 1, rent entry 1