Definition of vent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vent

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//vent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vent//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vent
BrE BrE//vent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vent//
 
he / she / it vents
BrE BrE//vents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vents//
 
past simple vented
BrE BrE//ˈventɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈventɪd//
 
past participle vented
BrE BrE//ˈventɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈventɪd//
 
-ing form venting
BrE BrE//ˈventɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈventɪŋ//
 
 
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vent something (on somebody) (formal) to express feelings, especially anger, strongly He vented his anger on the referee. Word Originverb late Middle English: partly from French vent ‘wind’, from Latin ventus, reinforced by French évent, from éventer ‘expose to air’, based on Latin ventus ‘wind’.
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