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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…
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