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"
"Every creature that breathes"
impart as if by breathing
"He breathed new life into the old house"
allow the passage of air through
"Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
utter or tell
"not breathe a word"
manifest or evince
"She breathes the Christian spirit"
rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather(verb)
take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
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(verb)
expel (gases or odors)
To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products.
To exchange gases with the environment.
Garments made of ****** and similar new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise.
To rest; to stop and catch one's breath.
Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm.
...the wind breathes through the trees...
Figuratively, to live.
I will not allow it, as long as I still breathe.
To repeatedly draw (something) into, and expel (that thing) from, the lungs.
Try not to breathe too much smoke.
To whisper quietly.
He breathed the words into her ear, but she understood them all.
Origin: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.
to respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live
to take breath; to rest from action
to pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently
to inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire
to inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into
to emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow
to exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes
to express; to manifest; to give forth
to act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing
to promote free respiration in; to exercise
to suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse
to put out of breath; to exhaust
to utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants
"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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brēth, v.i. to draw in and expel breath or air from the lungs: to take breath, to rest or pause: to live.—v.t. to draw in and expel from the lungs, as air: to infuse: to give out as breath: to utter by the breath or softly, to whisper: to express: to keep in breath, to exercise: to tire by some brisk exercise.—ns. Breath′er, one who breathes or lives: a spell of exercise; Breath′ing, the act of breathing: aspiration, secret prayer: respite.—adj. life-like.—ns. Breath′ing-time, time to breathe or rest; Breath′ing-while, time sufficient for drawing breath: any very short period.—To breathe again, to be relieved from an anxiety; To breathe freely, to be at ease; To breathe upon, to tarnish or soil. [See Breath.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'BREATHE' in Verbs Frequency: #514
The numerical value of BREATHE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of BREATHE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I can't breathe! I can't breathe!
Fear less, hope more Whine less, breathe more
Fear less, hope moreWhine less, breathe moreTalk less, say moreHate less, love moreAnd all good things are yours.
Live each season as it passes breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
The danger is that thick blankets, quilt or pillows can obstruct the baby’s airway, which would keep them from being able to breathe.
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Translations for BREATHE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- asemhaal, asemAfrikaans
- nəfəs almaqAzerbaijani
- отдъхвам, вдишвам, вдъхвам, промълвям, живея, дишам, съществувамBulgarian
- শ্বাস ফেলাBengali
- དབུགས་རྒྱགTibetan Standard
- respirar, alenarCatalan, Valencian
- ånde, trække vejretDanish
- atmen, einatmen, hauchenGerman
- نفس کشیدنPersian
- hengittää, kuiskata, olla hengissä, hengähtää, henkäillä, henkiä, hengittää sisäänFinnish
- respirer, inspirer, expirerFrench
- sykheljeWestern Frisian
- análaigh, riospráidIrish
- सांस लेनाHindi
- 一息つく, ささやく, 呼吸, 息をする, 吸い込む, 吐く, 生きるJapanese
- дем алуKazakh
- 呼吸, 하다, 호흡하다, 숨쉬다Korean
- дем алууKyrgyz
- spiro, respiroLatin
- ootmenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ngā, whakangāMāori
- hirup, bernafasMalay
- trekke pusten, puste utNorwegian
- inademen, ademen, ademhalenDutch
- puste, åndeNorwegian
- odetchnąć, oddychać swobodnie, szeptać, oddychać, wdychaćPolish
- samay, mutkhiyQuechua
- дышать, отдыхать, жить, шептать, вдыхать, перевести дух, существоватьRussian
- vuoiŋŋaditNorthern Sami
- дисати, dihati, disati, дихатиSerbo-Croatian
- හුස්ම ගන්නවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- šepkať, oddýchnuť, dýchať, vdýchnuťSlovak
- dahniti, dihati, vdihnitiSlovene
- marr frymëAlbanian
- andas, andas inSwedish
- нафас кашиданTajik
- dem almakTurkmen
- nefes almak, solumakTurkish
- سانس لیناUrdu
- nafas olmoqUzbek
- 呼吸, hô hấp, thởVietnamese
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