Definitions for BREATHEbrið

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

breathebrið(v.)breathed; breath•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire.

    Category: Physiology

  2. to pause, as for breath; rest.

  3. to move or blow gently, as air.

  4. to live; exist.

  5. to be redolent of.

  6. (of a material) to allow air and moisture to pass through easily.

    Category: Textiles

  7. (of the skin) to absorb oxygen and give off perspiration.

    Category: Physiology

  8. (of a wine) to be exposed to air after being uncorked, in order to develop flavor and bouquet.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  9. (v.t.)to inhale and exhale in respiration.

    Category: Physiology

  10. to exhale:

    breathing fire.

  11. to inject as if by breathing; infuse:

    to breathe life into a party.

  12. to give utterance to; whisper:

    Don't breathe a word of it.

  13. to express; manifest.

  14. to allow to rest or recover breath:

    to breathe a horse.

  15. to deprive of breath, as by exercise; tire.

Idioms for breathe:

  1. breathe down someone's neck, to follow someone closely in pursuit. to watch someone closely so as to supervise or control.

    Category: Idiom

  2. breathe freely, to have relief from anxiety, tension, or pressure. Also, breathe easily, breathe easy.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of breathe:

1250–1300; ME brethen, der. of breath

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire(verb)

    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

    "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

  2. breathe(verb)

    be alive

    "Every creature that breathes"

  3. breathe(verb)

    impart as if by breathing

    "He breathed new life into the old house"

  4. breathe(verb)

    allow the passage of air through

    "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"

  5. breathe(verb)

    utter or tell

    "not breathe a word"

  6. breathe(verb)

    manifest or evince

    "She breathes the Christian spirit"

  7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather(verb)

    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

  8. breathe(verb)

    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"

  9. emit, breathe, pass off(verb)

    expel (gases or odors)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. breathe(verb)ð

    ***to take air in and out

    How safe is the air we breathe?

  2. breatheð

    to take a lot of air in

  3. breatheð

    to breathe quickly and with effort

  4. breatheð

    ***to closely and continuously watch sb

    Her boss was always breathing down her neck.

  5. breatheð

    to keep a secret

    ***I promise I won't breathe a word.

Wiktionary

  1. breathe(Verb)

    To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products.

  2. breathe(Verb)

    To exchange gases with the environment.

    Garments made of ****** and similar new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise.

  3. breathe(Verb)

    To rest; to stop and catch one's breath.

  4. breathe(Verb)

    Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm.

    ...the wind breathes through the trees...

  5. breathe(Verb)

    Figuratively, to live.

    I will not allow it, as long as I still breathe.

  6. breathe(Verb)

    To repeatedly draw (something) into, and expel (that thing) from, the lungs.

    Try not to breathe too much smoke.

  7. breathe(Verb)

    To whisper quietly.

    He breathed the words into her ear, but she understood them all.

  8. Origin: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breathe(verb)

    to respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live

  2. Breathe(verb)

    to take breath; to rest from action

  3. Breathe(verb)

    to pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently

  4. Breathe(verb)

    to inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire

  5. Breathe(verb)

    to inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into

  6. Breathe(verb)

    to emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow

  7. Breathe(verb)

    to exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes

  8. Breathe(verb)

    to express; to manifest; to give forth

  9. Breathe(verb)

    to act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing

  10. Breathe(verb)

    to promote free respiration in; to exercise

  11. Breathe(verb)

    to suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse

  12. Breathe(verb)

    to put out of breath; to exhaust

  13. Breathe(verb)

    to utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants

Freebase

  1. Breathe

    "Breathe" is a song by English electronic duo The Prodigy. It was released in November 1996 as the second single from the album The Fat of the Land. The song became the group's second consecutive number-one on both the Official UK and Finnish Singles Chart. An edited version of the song is featured as the opening track on MuchMusic's Diamond-Certified compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 2. The song also featured in a 2012 television commercial for Tooheys Extra Dry. The Prodigy performed "Breathe" at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, and won the Viewer's Choice Award.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BREATHE' in Verbs Frequency: #514


Translations for BREATHE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

breathe(verb)

to draw in and let out (air etc) from the lungs

He was unable to breathe because of the smoke; She breathed a sigh of relief.

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