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

Samples where take a breath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for take a breath in the sense of this definition

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

"she complained that her husband snores"

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

"The child yawned during the long performance"

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

(take a breath 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"

(take a breath implies ...) expel air

"Exhale when you lift the weight"

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

"She sighed sadly"

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

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

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

"The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"

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

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

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

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

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