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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.
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uk   /briːð/  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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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