breath

[ breth ]
/ brɛθ /

noun

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Idioms for breath

Origin of breath

before 900; Middle English breth, breeth, Old English brǣth smell, exhalation; akin to German Brodem vapor, steam

SYNONYMS FOR breath

OTHER WORDS FROM breath

in·ter·breath, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH breath

breadth breath breathe
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British Dictionary definitions for in the same breath

breath
/ (brɛθ) /

noun

Word Origin for breath

Old English brǣth; related to brǣdan to burn, Old High German brādam heat, breath
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Medical definitions for in the same breath

breath
[ brĕth ]

n.

The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration.
A single respiration.
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Idioms and Phrases with in the same breath (1 of 2)

in the same breath

1

Also, in one breath. At or almost at the same time. For example, Ed complains about having too much homework and in the same breath talks about going out every night, or The twins said, in one breath, “More cake, please.” [Mid-1800s]

2

not in the same breath. Not to be compared. For example, Karen's a good runner, but you can't speak of her in the same breath as an Olympic athlete. Also see in the same league.

Idioms and Phrases with in the same breath (2 of 2)

breath

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