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English definition of “vent”

vent

noun (EXPRESS FEELINGS)    /vent/
give vent to sth C2 to express a negative emotion in a forceful and often unfair way: The meeting will be an opportunity for everyone to give vent to their feelings.Showing and demonstratingExpressing and showing feelings
(Definition of vent noun (EXPRESS FEELINGS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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