vent
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vent(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (opening for escape of gas)
a. la rejilla de ventilación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Magda adjusted the air conditioning vent so the air wouldn't hit her in the face.Magda ajustó la rejilla de ventilación del aire acondicionado para que el aire no le pegara en la cara.
b. el respiradero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are several vents in the mine to provide fresh air to the miners below.Hay varios respiraderos en la mina para suministrar aire fresco a los mineros que están abajo.
c. el conducto de ventilación
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The architect included several vents on every floor of the building.El arquitecto incluyó varios conductos de ventilación en cada piso del edificio.
d. el tiro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to have the clothes dryer vent cleaned.Tengo que hacer limpiar el tiro del secarropa.
e. la ventilación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I saw steam rising from the vent.Vi vapor que subía de la ventilación.
2. (in a volcano)
a. la fumarola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Kilauea's vent has been spewing lava for years.La fumarola del Kilauea ha estado arrojando lava desde hace años.
3. (clothing)
a. la abertura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My coat has vents under the armpits.Mi abrigo tiene aberturas debajo de las axilas.
b. el tajo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Marla's dress has a vent at the back.El vestido de Marla tiene un tajo en la parte trasera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to release)
a. desahogar
Rob vented his frustration by watching fights on TV.Rob desahogó su frustración mirando peleas en la tele.
b. descargar
She and her friends had a weekly date to vent about all their frustrations.Sus amigas y ella tenían una cita semanal para descargar todas sus frustraciones.
c. dar rienda suelta a
Rodrigo vented his rage at Hugo for losing $10,000,000 of the company's money.Rodrigo le dio rienda suelta a su rabia con Hugo porque perdió $10,000,000 del dinero de la empresa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to give free expression to emotions)
a. desahogarse
I'm sorry for talking so much. I just really needed to vent.Perdón por dominar la conversación. Me hacía mucha falta desahogarme.
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vent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la (orificio de) ventilación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she gave vent to her feelingsse desahogó, dio rienda suelta a sus sentimientos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she vented her anger on himdescargó su ira sobre él
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vent [vent]
noun
1 (Mec) agujero (m); (valve) válvula (f); (airhole) respiradero (m); (grille) rejilla (f) de ventilación; (pipe) ventosa (f); conducto (m) de ventilación
2 (opening) (in jacket, skirt) abertura (f)
3 (Zool) cloaca (f)
4 (expression)
to give vent to one's feelings desahogarse; to give vent to one's anger dar rienda suelta a su ira; desahogar su ira
transitive verb
1 (Mec) purgar; (discharge) descargar; emitir; dejar escapar
2 (release) [+feelings] desahogar; descargar
to vent one's anger on sth/sb desahogar la ira con algo/algn; to vent one's spleen (on) descargar la bilis (contra)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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