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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Furious, he roved about the room relieving his feelings with swearing and kicking the walls until a bang from the room below brought him to his senses.
Bennett has been relieving his feelings by telling his friends that he will run the editor of the Eye Opener out of town.