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Definition 1: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs - [verb of body]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can breathe better when the air is clean
  • The patient is respiring

Synonyms for breathe in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of breathe ) breathe noisily during one's sleep

"she complained that her husband snores"

(... is a kind of breathe ) utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired

"The child yawned during the long performance"

(... is a kind of breathe ) breathe with difficulty

(breathe implies ...) draw in (air)

"Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

(breathe implies ...) expel air

"Exhale when you lift the weight"

(... is a kind of breathe ) heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily

"She sighed sadly"

(... is a kind of breathe ) breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

"When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water"

(... is a kind of breathe ) breathe excessively hard and fast

"The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"

(... is a kind of breathe ) breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

"She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"

(breathe has a similar meaning as ...) breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety

(breathe has a similar meaning as ...) undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide

Definition 2: expel (gases or odors) - [verb of body]

Synonyms for breathe in the sense of this definition

(breathe is a kind of ...) eliminate (a substance)

"combustion products are exhausted in the engine" "the plant releases a gas"

(... is a kind of breathe ) expel gas from the stomach

"Please don't burp at the table"

(... is a kind of breathe ) emit or cause to move with force of effort

"force out the air" "force out the splinter"

(... is a kind of breathe ) give out (breath or an odor)

"The chimney exhales a thick smoke"

(... is a kind of breathe ) send out real or metaphoric rays

"She radiates happiness"

(... is a kind of breathe ) form, produce, or emit bubbles

"The soup was bubbling"

Definition 3: reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked - [verb of change]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours

(breathe is a kind of ...) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

Definition 4: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for breathe in the sense of this definition

(breathe is a kind of ...) cease an action temporarily

"We pause for station identification" "let's break for lunch"

Definition 5: utter or tell - [verb of communication]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • not breathe a word

(breathe is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

Definition 6: manifest or evince - [verb of communication]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She breathes the Christian spirit

(breathe is a kind of ...) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

Definition 7: impart as if by breathing - [verb of possession]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He breathed new life into the old house

(breathe is a kind of ...) impart gradually

"Her presence instilled faith into the children" "transfuse love of music into the students"

Definition 8: be alive - [verb of stative]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Every creature that breathes

(breathe is a kind of ...) support oneself

"he could barely exist on such a low wage" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

Definition 9: allow the passage of air through - [verb of stative]

Samples where breathe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear

(breathe is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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