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verb air pronunciation in American English /er/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleairing
past tenseaired
past participleaired
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to broadcast something on radio or television

    Many viewers were shocked when the TV news aired graphic footage of the war.

    The show was first aired in 2001.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to say in public what your opinions or complaints about something are

    In an interview, the singer aired his views on family life.

    We hold meetings where residentsproblems can be aired.

    air your grievances (=complain):

    Employees should be given the opportunity to air their grievances.

  3. 3



    air out

    [intransitive/transitive] if you air a place or it airs, you open the doors and windows to let fresh air in
    1. a.
      if you air clothes, sheets, etc. or they air, you put them in warm or moving air until they are completely dry and smell clean


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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