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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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Mr Hill said claims that the banging noises were Barbara breaking wind were ridiculous.
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A WOMAN yesterday won pounds 5,000 in compensation after her boss kept breaking wind in front of her.