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breathe

[ breeth ]
/ brið /
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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

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English brethe, brethen, breeth, derivative of breath

OTHER WORDS FROM breathe

out·breathe, verb (used with object), out·breathed, out·breath·ing.pre·breathe, verb (used with object), pre·breathed, pre·breath·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH breathe

breadth, breath, breathe
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British Dictionary definitions for breathe

breathe
/ (briːð) /

verb

Word Origin for breathe

C13: from breath
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Idioms and Phrases with breathe

breathe

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