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Definition of breat

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1. breath [ n ] the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
Examples: "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool" "he was fighting to his last breath"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

But barring a miracle , and do n't hold your breath for it , Chicago will not see the Leningrad-Kirov_Ballet , which stems from the ballet cradle of the Maryinsky and is one of the great companies of the world .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

He thought how this dainty , fragile older woman threading her way through the streets of Westminster on a day in June , enjoying the flowers in the shops , the greetings from old friends , but never really drawing a deep , passionate breath , was so like himself .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Beth was very still and her breath came in small jerking gasps .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Watson paused for breath .

Watson snatched a deep breath .

Synonyms breath Related Terms bodily_process inhalation exhalation

2. breath [ n ] the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
Examples: "his sour breath offended her"

Used in print:

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

The man wheezed weakly , his fetid breath beating softly against Watson 's neck .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He looked at her out of himself , she thought , as he did only for an instant at_a_time , the look which always surprised her even now when his uncombable hair was yellowing a_little and his breath came hard through his nicotine choked lungs , the look of the gaunt youth she had suddenly found herself staring at in the Tate_Gallery on a Thursday once .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

And once Bake slipped in , pale and drawn , last night 's liquor still on his breath with some of today 's added to_it .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

He was shaking with anger , his breath coming in long , painful gasps .

Synonyms breath Related Terms air halitus halitosis

3. breath [ n ] a short respite

Synonyms breathing_space breath breathing_spell breathing_place breathing_time breather Related Terms respite rest

4. breath [ n ] an indirect suggestion
Examples: "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

Used in print:

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

Living with his watercolors is a vicarious experience of seeing nature distilled through the eyes of a sensitive interpretor , a breath and breadth of the outdoor world to help man honor the Creator of it all .

Synonyms hint breath intimation Related Terms suggestion suggest

5. breath [ v ] absorb air and reach optimal flavor, of wine
Examples: "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"

Synonyms breath Related Terms oxidize

6. breath [ n ] a slight movement of the air
Examples: "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

Synonyms breath Related Terms breeze

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