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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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No doubt politicians then said every time they broke wind it would affect global warming.
He was asked what he thought of President Lech Kaczynski during a routine check at a railway station and broke wind for a reply.
A DENTIST who repeatedly broke wind at his practice was asked to stop because the surgery smelled so bad, a hearing was told.
I did try NHS24, but they said that, with my symptoms, I should go to my doctor, but I can't The last time I was there, two years ago, I broke wind while he was examining me.
He was having his boots checked before kick-off when he broke wind.
Everything was going okay, but then broke wind when we were making love.
A REFEREE ordered a penalty to be retaken in a Sunday league football game after an opposition player broke wind as the ball was kicked.