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〔 brið 〕


〔 briːð 〕

Overview of verb breathe

The verb breathe has 9 senses

  • breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire -- (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

  • breathe -- (be alive; "Every creature that breathes")

  • breathe -- (impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house")

  • breathe -- (allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear")

  • breathe -- (utter or tell; "not breathe a word")

  • breathe -- (manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit")

  • rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather -- (take a short break from one's activities in order to relax)

  • breathe -- (reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours")

  • emit, breathe, pass off -- (expel (gases or odors))