Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “breathe”

See all translations

breathe

verb [I, T]
 
 
/briːð/
B1 to take air into and out of your lungs: breathe in/out breathe deeply Doctors gave him oxygen to help him breathe. →  See also be breathing down sb's neck , not breathe a word Breathing and stopping breathing
Translations of “breathe”
in Korean 숨을 쉬다…
in Arabic يَتَنَفَّس…
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 Spanish respirar, soplar, revelar…
in Portuguese respirar…
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…
(Definition of breathe from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “breathe” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More