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breath

noun
 
 
/breθ/
[U] the air that goes into and out of your lungs
呼吸的空气;气息
Her breath smelled of garlic.
她的嘴里有大蒜味。
She was dizzy and short of breath (= unable to breathe in enough air).
她头昏眼花,上气不接下气。
He burst into the room, red-faced and out of breath (= unable to breathe comfortably because of tiredness or excitement).
他冲进房间,满脸通红,气喘吁吁。
Breathing and stopping breathing
catch your breath ( UK also get your breath back) to pause or rest for a short time until you can breathe comfortably or regularly again
停下来将气喘匀
I had to stop running to catch my breath.
我跑得喘不上气来,不得不停了下来。
Stop having or doing something
draw breath to breathe
呼吸
Without pausing to draw breath she told me everything.
她气也不喘一口就把一切告诉了我。
Breathing and stopping breathing
to pause for a short time to rest or recover
停下来喘口气
Give me a moment to draw breath, won't you?
让我歇会喘口气,行吗?
Stop having or doing something
hold your breath to keep air in your lungs and not release it so that you need more
屏住呼吸
How long can you hold your breath under water?
你能屏住呼吸多长时间?
Breathing and stopping breathing
[C] a single action of breathing air into your lungs
Breathing and stopping breathing
take a breath to breathe air into your lungs (as a single action)
吸气
The doctor told me to take a deep breath (= breathe in a lot of air).
医生让我做深吸气。
Breathing and stopping breathing
a breath of air the smallest amount of wind
一丝微风
There wasn't a breath of air in the room.
房间里闷得让人透不过气来。
Wind and windsStormy weather
a short period of time spent outside
在外面稍微呆一会儿;透气
I'm just going out for a breath of (fresh) air - I won't be long.
我需要在外面呆一会儿,透透气。
From, out and outside
(Definition of breath from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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