breathe breathe  /b ˈrið/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Yet the sigh I breathe as I step back from the glass is mostly one of relief.
  2. And you breathe and breathe and breathe and take in as much as you can and then let it out.
  3. For the moment, though, those parents can breathe a sigh of relief.

News

  1. Grand Junction air-quality hearing set

    We all breathe, so why not make your voice heard?
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  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 13, 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

Quotes

  1. "This is a country where you live and breathe football. I don't think that any will be happy when the team loses 4-0. I'm as disappointed as all Argentines," he said. "To see my country lose a football match is very hard for someone who has...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Diego Maradona Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I really couldn't breathe that last 50. I was just digging deep and couldn't breathe," Jones said. "A silver medal is still a silver medal in the Olympics. I gave it everything, I couldn't have given more."
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Leisel Jones Source: ESPN

  3. "We breathe tennis, we live tennis, over here. You feel the tradition of the game," Henin said, then added: "Playing in white is a good feeling."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Justine Henin Source: The Associated Press

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