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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

break wind

Expel intestinal gas, as in Beans always make him break wind. [Early 1500s]
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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 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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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

break wind

To expel intestinal gas.
See also: break, wind
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
"Hand on heart, no woman has ever heard me break wind. Even with fellas, I wouldn't have it in my company.
``The officers said I must pass wind very loudly, but I have a bowel condition which means I cannot help but break wind.
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Surgeon Dr Jorn Kristensen said: "No one considered the possibility he would break wind. It was an unfortunate accident."
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.
One cheeky surfer even said he would ask the Queen: "Do you break wind and how often?"
But the thing you never realise with live horses is that they break wind.