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breath

noun     /breθ/
[U] the air that goes into and out of your lungs 呼吸的空气;气息 Her breath smelled of garlic. 她的嘴里有大蒜味。 She was dizzy and short of breath (= unable to breathe in enough air). 她头昏眼花,上气不接下气。 He burst into the room, red-faced and out of breath (= unable to breathe comfortably because of tiredness or excitement). 他冲进房间,满脸通红,气喘吁吁。 Breathing and stopping breathing
catch your breath ( UK also get your breath back)
to pause or rest for a short time until you can breathe comfortably or regularly again 停下来将气喘匀 I had to stop running to catch my breath. 我跑得喘不上气来,不得不停了下来。 Stop having or doing something
draw breath
to breathe 呼吸 Without pausing to draw breath she told me everything. 她气也不喘一口就把一切告诉了我。 Breathing and stopping breathing
to pause for a short time to rest or recover 停下来喘口气 Give me a moment to draw breath, won't you? 让我歇会喘口气,行吗? Stop having or doing something
hold your breath
to keep air in your lungs and not release it so that you need more 屏住呼吸 How long can you hold your breath under water? 你能屏住呼吸多长时间? Breathing and stopping breathing
[C] a single action of breathing air into your lungs Breathing and stopping breathing
take a breath
to breathe air into your lungs (as a single action) 吸气 The doctor told me to take a deep breath (= breathe in a lot of air). 医生让我做深吸气。 Breathing and stopping breathing
a breath of air
the smallest amount of wind 一丝微风 There wasn't a breath of air in the room. 房间里闷得让人透不过气来。 Wind and windsStormy weather
a short period of time spent outside 在外面稍微呆一会儿;透气 I'm just going out for a breath of (fresh) air - I won't be long. 我需要在外面呆一会儿,透透气。 From, out and outside
(Definition of breath from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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