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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.

vent noun (EXPRESS FEELINGS)

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.

ventverb [T]

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C2 to express a negative emotion in a forceful and often unfair way: Please don't shout - there's no need to vent your frustration/anger/rage/spleen on me.
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