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breathe

verb uk   us   /briːð/

breathe verb (AIR)

B1 [I or T] to move air into and out of the lungs: It's so airless in here - I can hardly breathe. The instructor told us to breathe in deeply and then breathe out slowly. I'm sorry if I'm breathing (= blowing out air containing) garlic fumes all over you!
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breathe verb (WORDS)

[I, + speech] literary to say something very quietly: "Here they come," he breathed.

breathe verb (WINE)

[I] specialized food & drink If you allow wine to breathe, you open the bottle for a short time before you drink from it, in order to improve the wine's flavour.
Translations of “breathe”
in Arabic يَتَنَفَّس…
in Korean 숨을 쉬다…
in Malaysian bernafas, beritahu…
in French respirer, souffler…
in Turkish nefes alıp vermek…
in Italian respirare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空氣, 呼吸…
in Russian дышать…
in Polish oddychać…
in Vietnamese thở ra, nói lộ ra…
in Spanish respirar, soplar, revelar…
in Portuguese respirar…
in Thai หายใจ, บอก (ความลับ)…
in German atmen, (kein Sterbenswörtchen) sagen…
in Catalan respirar…
in Japanese 呼吸する, 息をする…
in Indonesian bernapas, memberitahukan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空气, 呼吸…
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