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outlet

noun
     
out‧let [countable]
1 a way of expressing or getting rid of strong feelings
outlet for
Is football a good outlet for men's aggression?
an outlet for creativity
2BB
a) formal a shop, company, or organization through which products are sold:
Benetton has retail outlets in every major European city.
a fast-food outlet
b) a shop that sells things for less than the usual price, especially things from a particular company or things of a particular type
3 American EnglishTEE a place on a wall where you can connect electrical equipment to the supply of electricity [= power point British English]
4TD a pipe or hole through which something such as a liquid or gas can flow out:
a waste water outlet

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