break wind

break wind
   to belch or fart
   Standard English of belching. The taboo about polite use of the word fart is, as these things go, fairly recent:
    A man may break a word with you, sir, and words are but wind, Ay, and break it to your face, or he break it not behind. (Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors)
   In modern use:
    I'll kill the first son of a bitch who even breaks wind. (M. West, 1979)

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  • break wind — verb To flatulate; fart; to expel gases generated during digestion through the anus. Syn: break ass, pass gas, cut the cheese, fart, flatulate …   Wiktionary

  • break wind — release gas from the anus. → break …   English new terms dictionary

  • break wind — to allow gas to escape from your bottom, especially loudly. At a wedding that I attended last summer, one of the guests broke wind very loudly during the groom s speech …   New idioms dictionary

  • break wind — phrasal to expel gas from the intestine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • break wind — pass gas, emit gas from the anus, fart (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • break wind — to let the gas in your stomach out through your anus …   English dictionary