verb (used without object), breathed [breethd], /briðd/, breath·ing.
verb (used with object), breathed [breethd], /briðd/, breath·ing.
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Idioms for breathe
Origin of breathe
OTHER WORDS FROM breatheout·breathe, verb (used with object), out·breathed, out·breath·ing.pre·breathe, verb (used with object), pre·breathed, pre·breath·ing.
Words nearby breathe
Example sentences from the Web for breathe
You can find chemicals in the soil under your feet, in the food you eat and in the air you breathe.
Twelve of the 26, including two of the four with signs of inflamed hearts, reported mild symptoms during their infection, such as fever, sore throat, muscle aches and difficulty breathing.College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19|Aimee Cunningham|September 11, 2020|Science News
I keep thinking it can’t get any harder to breathe, and somehow it still does.
In the future, there’ll probably be plenty of opportunities to breathe on each other again.
The less that people can breathe into each other’s faces, the better.
“But I could breathe freely only when the plane took off,” she told me.
I could not breathe.... When I would pass out, they would shake me and begin again.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
JUDNICK: My reaction is so visceral that I immediately, like you, isolate myself so I can breathe.
It's amazing to think that someone in another country might provide you with 140 characters that allow you to breathe.
The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe!‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe: evil spreads as necessarily as disease.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Still, if such an envelope should be handed him, he would breathe easier until it was opened.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
A dead silence followed; for a minute—several minutes neither seemed to breathe.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He makes a spiritual form of it so perfectly visible to your inward eye, that it seems as if you could almost hear it breathe!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
At last two are successful, and the monster, hardly able to breathe, stands quiet and still.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for breathe
- to take in air, esp for combustionthe engine breathes through this air filter
- to equalize the pressure within a container, chamber, etc, with atmospheric pressurethe crankcase breathes through this duct
Word Origin for breathe
Idioms and Phrases with breathe
In addition to the idioms beginning with breathe
- breathe down someone's neck
- breathe easy
- breathe life into
- breathe one's last
- as I live and breathe
- breathing space
- not breathe a word