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give (full) vent to (something)

To passionately express one's anger or unhappiness. Once we left the office, Sally gave vent to her anger about how promotions are unfairly awarded in our department.
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give vent to something

Fig. to express anger. (The something is usually anger, ire, irritation, etc.) John gave vent to his anger by yelling at Sally. Bill couldn't give vent to his frustration because he had been warned to keep quiet.
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give vent to

Express an emotion, as in He didn't dare give vent to his annoyance in front of her parents. [Late 1500s]
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give vent to

express or release (a strong emotion, energy, etc.).
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give (full) ˈvent to something

(informal) express a strong negative feeling freely and forcefully: I tried to stop myself giving full vent to my anger.
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All at once, he crushed his torch under his foot, and, without uttering a word, without giving vent to a sigh, he flung himself at full speed, head foremost against the wall, and fell fainting on the floor.
At last Anselmo and I agreed to leave the village and come to this valley; and, he feeding a great flock of sheep of his own, and I a large herd of goats of mine, we pass our life among the trees, giving vent to our sorrows, together singing the fair Leandra's praises, or upbraiding her, or else sighing alone, and to heaven pouring forth our complaints in solitude.
This dream made him run faster among his comrades, who were giving vent to hoarse and frantic cheers.
After hearing the details of Anatole's marriage from Pierre, and giving vent to her anger against Anatole in words of abuse, Marya Dmitrievna told Pierre why she had sent for him.
This fellow charged Nobs, whose Capronian experiences had taught him that discretion is the better part of valor--with the result that he dived head foremost into the stream beside me after giving vent to a series of ferocious growls which had no more effect upon Hyaena spelaeus than might a sweet smile upon an enraged tusker.
In order to anchor Nazi-era survivors to circumstances that inspired and explains their notable emergence on the historical stage, Klein asks what was happening during the 1960s that fueled the decision of an aggregate of survivors to mass a public campaign for memory, giving vent to stories that they had told in circumscribed settings before.
He can not say any thing to Shahbaz Sharif therefore he is giving vent to his anger on Imran Khan.
That's why the sight of Andy giving vent to his passion for justice for ordinary people was an exciting moment.
While these recommendations that have to be ratified by the Congress high command are to strengthen the party structure, the Gujarat unit plans to go to the streets as well as the social media giving vent to public issues.
The dismantlement of traditional political parties in the Arab Spring countries resulted in imbalances and a state of disregard of the higher national interests, thus giving vent to extremism, and racial and tribal conflicts, he regretted.
The Saudi leader's comments have taken Twitter by storm, and scores of Arabs are giving vent to their rage.
Mrs Roberts is upset that her seat at LFC is being moved and was giving vent to "her rage", after the club changed her season ticket.
This time he will be with his band, giving vent to familiar anthemic hits at venues including Liverpool's Echo arena and marking the 20th anniversary of his Waking up The Neighbours hit album which made number one in eight countries.
According to press release issued here on Thursday, giving vent to their feelings of frustration in a meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), they lashed at the decision of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) as it would give a new impetus to the already surging inflation.
News items suggesting for some time now that hosts New Zealand may make utmost advantage of the home game factor resonated with extra passion in the local media in Wellington yesterday with some of the All White players themselves giving vent to their feelings.