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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: esventer 'to put in the air', from vent 'wind', from Latin ventus

vent

2 verb
     
vent2 [transitive]
to express feelings of anger, hatred etc, especially by doing something violent or harmful
vent something on somebody
If he's had a bad day, Paul vents his anger on the family.
vent something by doing something
I could hear mum venting her frustration by banging the pots noisily.
The meeting gave us a chance to vent our spleen (=anger).

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