air out

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air out

To expose something to fresh air (often to improve its scent). After I spilled water on the blanket, I put it on the back porch to air out. She opened all of the windows to let her house air out on the first day of spring.
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air something out

to freshen something up by placing it in the open air; to freshen a room by letting outside air move through it. I'll have to air out the car. Someone has been smoking in it.
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air out

[for something] to remain in the fresh air and become fresher. The pillows are airing out on the balcony.
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