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break wind

To pass gas; to be flatulent. Open a window—somebody broke wind in here!
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broken wind

A medical condition in horses that causes difficulty breathing. I called the doctor when my horse started showing signs of broken wind.
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break wind

Euph. to expel gas from the anus. Someone in the bus broke wind. It smelled terrible. He broke wind with an embarrassing noise.
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break wind

Expel intestinal gas, as in Beans always make him break wind. [Early 1500s]
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break ˈwind

let gas out from the intestine (= the tube along which food passes after it has been through the stomach) through the anus
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break wind

To expel intestinal gas.
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ADON'T know what your doctor advised you to eat but there are some things which increase the tendency to break wind such as pulses and bran.
To save my life, I couldn't bring myself to break wind in front of a woman.
The officers said I must pass wind very loudly, but I have a bowel condition which means I cannot help but break wind.
THE world's most life-like robot - which can snore and break wind - was on display in Scotland yesterday.
Surgeon Dr Jorn Kristensen said: "No one considered the possibility he would break wind.
I don't sneeze or cough over everyone, I don't drop litter, I don't have BO, don't break wind, vomit, urinate, spit, drop chewing gum or leave half-eaten takeaways or half-drunk cans of drink in public places.
When they break wind, the gas is collected in the backpacks and will be analysed in a bid to create a methane-reducing vaccine .
But the thing you never realise with live horses is that they break wind.