relieve (one's) feelings

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relieve (one's) feelings

To do or say something as a means of venting or coping with one's feelings, especially anger or frustration. You may feel compelled to relieve your feelings of frustration by spanking your toddler, but it won't make you feel better, and it will teach them that violence is an acceptable solution to problems. Whenever anxiety takes hold of me, I go out for a walk along the canal to relieve my feelings.
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relieve your feelings

use strong language or vigorous behaviour when annoyed.
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Many studies have shown that eliciting the relaxation response, described as a state of deep rest, relieves feelings of stress and anxiety and can also reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
It also relieves feelings of nausea and motion sickness.
Penrosan polysulfate (Elmiron), the first drug to be approved for the treatment of IC, relieves feelings of urgency and frequency, but it has only a modest effect on pain and is associated with a high dropout rate with long-term use if it is the only therapy offered.
Research by academics at the University of Adelaide found that organ music relieves feelings of tension, depression, anger and stress.
This agent relieves feelings of urgency and frequency, but it has only a modest effect on pain and is associated with a high dropout rate with long-term use if it is the only therapy that's offered.