In so doing, they vent the frustrations they kept bottled up while their side was in power.
Romney's remarks have given conservatives reason to vent their rage at liberals and the media.
Brown, meanwhile, took to Twitter to vent his frustration over the incident: And trouble seems to follow Knight wherever he goes.
late 14c., "emit from a confined space," probably a shortening of Old French eventer "let out, expose to air," from Vulgar Latin *exventare, from Latin ex- "out" + ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)). Sense of "express freely" first recorded 1590s. Sense of "divulge, publish" (1590s) is behind phrase vent one's spleen (see spleen). Related: Vented; venting.
"hole, opening, outlet," 1560s, from vent (v.). Meaning "action of venting" is recorded from 1550s.
An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which contents are discharged.