Translation of "safety valve" - English-Spanish dictionary

safety valve

noun uk us

a small part on a machine that allows steam or gas to escape if the pressure inside the machine becomes too high

válvula de seguridad

a way of getting rid of strong feelings without causing harm

válvula de escape
For many people who suffer from stress at work, sport is a vital safety valve.

(Translation of “safety valve” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)