American English

Definition of air verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they air
    he / she / it airs
    past simple aired
    -ing form airing
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] air (something) to put clothing, etc. in a place that is warm or has plenty of air so that it dries completely and smells fresh; to be left to dry somewhere Leave the towels out to air.
  2. opinions
  3. 2[transitive] air something to express your opinions publicly synonym voice The weekly meeting enables employees to air their grievances.
  4. radio/TV program
  5. 3[transitive, intransitive] air (something) to broadcast a program on the radio or on television; to be broadcast The show will be aired next Tuesday night. The program aired last week.
  6. Idioms
    air your dirty laundry/linen in public (disapproving)
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    to discuss your personal affairs in public, especially something embarrassing
    Phrasal Verbsair (something) out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: air