need to vent (to someone)(redirected from needed to vent to them)
need to vent (to someone)
To have a need to vocalize one's negative thoughts, emotions, or reactions (to someone else, especially someone impartial). Sorry for venting to you like that, I've just been under a lot of pressure lately. Thanks for listening—I guess I just needed to vent about work for a few minutes.
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