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breathernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbri·ðər/
a ​briefrest after a ​period of ​work: Let’s take a breather before we ​finishloading the ​truck.
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Translations of “breather”
in Chinese (Simplified) 歇息一会儿, 短暂的休息…
in Turkish kısa istirahat, dinlenme…
in Russian передышка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歇息一會兒, 短暫的休息…
in Polish odpoczynek…
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