Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Polish translation of “breath”

breath

noun
 
 
/breθ/
AIR [U] B1 the air that comes out of your lungs
oddech
His breath smells of garlic.Breathing and stopping breathing
ACTION [C] when air goes into or out of your lungs
oddech
She took a deep breath before she started.Breathing and stopping breathing
be out of breath B2 to be breathing quickly because you have been running, walking fast, etc
nie móc złapać tchu
Breathing and stopping breathing
catch your breath; get your breath back to rest for a short time until you can breathe regularly again
złapać oddech
Calming and relaxingStaying and remainingWaiting
under your breath If you say something under your breath, you say it very quietly so that other people cannot hear it.
pod nosem
Ways of talking
hold your breath B2 to keep air in your lungs and not let it out
wstrzymać oddech
How long can you hold your breath under water?Breathing and stopping breathing
don't hold your breath humorous something that you say in order to tell someone that an event is not likely to happen
nie spodziewaj się za dużo, jeszcze się nie ciesz
He said he'd phone, but don't hold your breath.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
(Definition of breath from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Impossible and improbable, but you might be interested in these topics from the Chance and possibility topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “breath” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More