breath vs breathe : Common Errors in English

About breath vs breathe

Julian could only breathe fire and brimstone even when he was at his last breath. Breathe is the verb and breath is the noun. She came in like a breath of fresh air and yet it did not stop her manager to breathe down her neck.

breath Meaning(s)

  • (n) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
  • (n) the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
  • (n) a short respite
  • (n) an indirect suggestion
  • (n) a slight movement of the air

breathe Meaning(s)

  • (v) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
  • (v) be alive
  • (v) impart as if by breathing
  • (v) allow the passage of air through
  • (v) utter or tell
  • (v) manifest or evince
  • (v) take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • (v) reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked
  • (v) expel (gases or odors)

breath in News

  1. Swimmers honor Coach Mike

    Caden Carver takes a breath during the annual lake swim Wednesday morning. Carver placed first with a time of 1 hour and 12 minutes. The event has been renamed Coach Mike Memorial Lake Swim in honor of the late Mike Taylor, former coach for the Havasu Stingrays.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Today's News-Herald

  2. Hey! Listen! It's Not All Bad For Microsoft

    Adjusts flame-retardant suit and takes a deep breath. Microsoft and the Xbox One are not all that bad, you guys! Please? Not in my beautiful, beautiful face! Ok, so I unabashedly declared Sony undisputed winner of E3 2013 (how brave of me). But that cloud of doom hanging low on the shoulders of Microsoft made my [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MTV

  3. Fellowship sets tone of reunited barbershop chorus

    LAKE FOREST - With one deep, simultaneous breath, the men seated around a long, wooden table crowded with slices of thin-crust pizza and pints of beer launch into the first few lines of a song published in 1933.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Orange County Register

breathe in News

  1. Editorial: Heed advice from Holland Township students to breathe easier

    We will all breathe easier if parents heed the advice of Holland Township School students promoting a “No Idling/Pool to School/Ride the Bus” initiative. It started with the realization that a lot of students don’t take the bus. Over the...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

  2. Yahoo tries to breathe life into dead pool of email accounts by offering IDs to newcomers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is trying to breathe new life into inactive email accounts by giving away the identifications beginning next month. The program announced Wednesday will give Web surfers an opportunity to claim a new handle that had previously been unavailable.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Fighting To Breathe: Living With COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that slowly robs sufferers of the ability to breathe. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. There are treatments, but no cure for the disease.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: NPR

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