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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)







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ventnoun

uk   /vent/ us   /vent/

ventverb [I or T]

uk   /vent/ us   /vent/
(Definition of vent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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