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To send something out into the air or environment

give off

to produce something such as heat, light, or a smell

send out

to allow a substance such as smoke or chemicals to escape into the atmosphere

emit

verb

to send something out into the air, especially gas, light, or heat

discharge

verb

to allow liquid or gas to leave a place, especially when this has harmful effects

give out

to produce something such as a sound or light

issue from

if something such as a sound or smell issues from a place, it comes out from there

beam

verb

to send out light, heat, or energy

stream

verb

to produce a liquid or gas in a continuous flow

generate

verb

to produce power

spill

verb

to accidentally flow out of a container

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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money, food, or clothes given to poor people

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to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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