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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
breathe freely, breathe easily, breathe easy
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: breathed, breathes, breathing
definition 1: to draw air into the lungs and expel it; respirate.
People breathe faster when they run.We knew he wasn't dead because he was still breathing.
definition 2: to rest a moment to regain one's breath.
Let's stop for a minute and give ourselves a chance to breathe.
definition 3: to be exposed to the flow of the air.
If you let the skin breathe, the wound will heal.
definition 4: to take breaths so as to make a noise.
Don't breathe or he will hear us.
definition 5: to be alive.
As long as I breathe, you will never get my money.
similar words:
exist, live
definition 6: to allow air to flow through.
This fabric is good for sports because it breathes well.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to inhale and exhale.
Oh, just breathe that fresh clean air!
definition 2: to impart as if through breathing.
He breathed life into the meeting.
definition 3: to whisper (something) in guarded tones.
Don't breathe a word of this to anyone.
definition 4: to allow to rest after exertion.
Let's breathe the horses now.
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phrase: breathe freely
phrase: breathe easily
phrase: breathe easy
derivation: breathable (adj.)
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involved with breathe
predator that kills by stopping breathe
produced by breathe
some body parts used in breathe
some diseases that involve breathe
some things that affect breathe
some tools used for breathe
ways to recover someone's breathe