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Idioms about breeze

    shoot / bat the breeze, Slang. to converse aimlessly; chat: We sat around most of the afternoon, just shooting the breeze.

Origin of breeze

1
First recorded in 1555–65; earlier brize, brise “north or northeast wind”; compare Dutch bries, East Frisian brîse, French brize, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan brisa, Italian brezza; further origin uncertain

synonym study for breeze

1. See wind1.

OTHER WORDS FROM breeze

breezeless, adjectivebreezelike, adjective

Other definitions for breeze (2 of 2)

breeze2
[ breez ]
/ briz /

noun
cinders, ash, or dust from coal, coke, or charcoal.
concrete, brick, or cinder block in which such materials form a component.

Origin of breeze

2
1720–30; variant of dial. brays<French braise live coals, cinders; see braze2
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How to use breeze in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for breeze (1 of 3)

breeze1
/ (briːz) /

noun
verb (intr)
to move quickly or casuallyhe breezed into the room
(of wind) to blowthe south wind breezed over the fields

Word Origin for breeze

C16: probably from Old Spanish briza northeast wind

British Dictionary definitions for breeze (2 of 3)

breeze2
/ (briːz) /

noun
an archaic or dialect name for the gadfly

Word Origin for breeze

Old English briosa, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for breeze (3 of 3)

breeze3
/ (briːz) /

noun
ashes of coal, coke, or charcoal used to make breeze blocks

Word Origin for breeze

C18: from French braise live coals; see braise
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Other Idioms and Phrases with breeze

breeze

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