He may ventilate his knowledge very freely, but by so doing he simply plays into your hands.
Sometimes there are openings through the core from end to end to ventilate and cool it.
He is welcome to them (as he was to my humble hearth), if they can divert a spleen, or ventilate a fit of sullenness.
To air Plants, and ventilate Rooms wherein they are contained.
In two or three hours the men would come and open the doors and windows and ventilate the place.
What fun it was to dig him out, and ventilate his musty nest of fish-bones!
There are some wide cracks in the siding, but they help to ventilate, and make it healthier for the cattle.
My dear, the object of a meeting is to ventilate the subject.
"I don't know as I wants to ventilate yu; we mostly poisons coyotes up my way," he added.
These are broad questions that a man of liberal mind dare not ventilate.
mid-15c., "to blow away something" (of wind), from Latin ventilatus, past participle of ventilare "to brandish, toss in the air, winnow, fan, agitate, set in motion," from ventulus "a breeze," diminutive of ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)). Original notion is of cleaning grain by tossing it in the air and letting the wind blow away the chaff. Meaning "supply a room with fresh air" first recorded 1660s (implied in ventilation). Slang sense of "shoot" (someone) is recorded from 1875. Related: Ventilated; ventilating.
To shoot; plug
[1875+; fr the notion of letting air into someone]