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verb air pronunciation in American English /er/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleairing
past tenseaired
past participleaired
  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 residents' problems can be aired.

    air your grievances (=complain):

    Employees should be given the opportunity to air their grievances.

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