breathe


breathe
breathe [brēth]
vi., vt.
breathed, breathing [ME brethen < breth,BREATH]
1.
a) to take (air) into the lungs and let it out again; inhale and exhale, esp. easily and naturally
b) to inhale (in full, breathe in) or exhale (in full, breathe out)
c) to carry on RESPIRATION (sense 2)
2. to live
3. Old Poet. to give out (an odor)
4. to give out or instill as if by breathing [to breathe confidence]
5. Old Poet. to blow softly
6. to speak or sing softly; whisper; murmur
7. to give or take time to breathe; rest [to breathe a horse]
8. to pant or cause to pant, as from exertion
9. to react with the air after being opened or decanted and thus develop further in flavor and bouquet: said of wine
10. to allow the passage of air, water, vapor, etc. through or as through pores: said of fabrics
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breathe again
to have a feeling of relief or reassurance
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breathe a word
to say something or anything [if you breathe a word of this to anyone, you'll regret it]
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breathe one's last
to die
breathable
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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