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"breathe" in British English

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breatheverb

uk   us   /briːð/
  • breathe verb (AIR)

B1 [I or T] to ​moveair into and out of the ​lungs: It's so ​airless in here - I can ​hardly breathe. The ​instructor told us to breathe indeeply and then breathe outslowly. I'm ​sorry if I'm breathing (= ​blowing out ​aircontaining)garlicfumes all over you!

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  • breathe verb (WINE)

[I] specialized food & drink If you ​allowwine to breathe, you ​open the ​bottle for a ​shorttime before you ​drink from it, in ​order to ​improve the wine's ​flavour.
(Definition of breathe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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breatheverb [I/T]

 us   /brið/
to take ​air into the ​lungs and ​let it out again: [I] He was so choked up with ​emotion that it was hard to breathe. [T] It was ​great to be ​outside again and breathe the ​freshair.
(Definition of breathe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “breathe”
in Korean 숨을 쉬다…
in Arabic يَتَنَفَّس…
in Malaysian bernafas, beritahu…
in French respirer, souffler…
in Russian дышать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空氣, 呼吸…
in Italian respirare…
in Turkish nefes alıp vermek…
in Polish oddychać…
in Spanish respirar, soplar, revelar…
in Vietnamese thở ra, nói lộ ra…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 空气, 呼吸…
in Indonesian bernapas, memberitahukan…
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