It was a black night and breezing all the time and I wanted to see how the vessel behaved.
All this time the wind, out of the north-west, was breezing up.
Jerry said, breezing by the waiting reporters with a grin of triumph.
It was thro' the chance, afforded by an hour of breezing sea-scape recreation, that I discovered the mysterious chronicle.
Ben recovered no memory of the Pownals breezing in at Springfield to look at him, though they must have done so.
We must let her go, and bear a hand aboard—it's breezing on all the time, and I expect we shall have it harder to-night.
It's breezing up, and it'll be cooler than it is in the house.
As they were breezing along with all sails set, over a moonlit sea, they saw a large ship appear in the distance.
Roberts answered, breezing in with an apology which I nipped.
The glass is falling, the wind is breezing up, and I won't say but what there's dirt in it.
1560s, "north or northeast wind," from Old Spanish briza "cold northeast wind;" in West Indies and Spanish Main, the sense shifting to "northeast trade wind," then "fresh wind from the sea." English sense of "gentle or light wind" is from 1620s. An alternative possibility is that the English word is from East Frisian brisen "to blow fresh and strong." The slang for "something easy" is American English, c.1928.
"move briskly," 1904, from breeze (n.). Related: Breezed; breezing.