Meaning of “vent” in the English Dictionary

"vent" in British English

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ventnoun

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vent noun (OPENING)

[ C ] a small opening that allows air, smoke, or gas to enter or leave a closed space:

If you have a gas fire in a room, you should have some kind of outside vent.

[ C ] a cut in the bottom of a piece of clothing to allow the person wearing it to move more easily:

The skirt is long and straight with two side vents.

ventverb [ I or T ]

uk /vent/ us /vent/

(Definition of “vent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vent" in American English

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ventnoun [ C ]

us /vent/

vent noun [ C ] (OPENING)

an opening that allows air, smoke, or gas to escape or enter an enclosed space:

The residents of the basement apartment ran outside after smelling smoke coming through a vent.

ventverb [ T ]

us /vent/

vent verb [ T ] (EXPRESS FEELINGS)

to express a negative emotion forcefully:

Walking relieves a lot of tension and it’s a good way to vent frustration.

(Definition of “vent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)