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To pass gas; to be flatulent. Open a window—somebody broke wind in here!
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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Euph. to expel gas from the anus. Someone in the bus broke wind. It smelled terrible. He broke wind with an embarrassing noise.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Expel intestinal gas, as in Beans always make him break wind. [Early 1500s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
break ˈwindlet 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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To expel intestinal gas.
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