- v draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
I can breathe better when the air is clean
- v be alive
Every creature that breathes
- v impart as if by breathing
He breathed new life into the old house
- v allow the passage of air through
Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear
- v utter or tell
not breathe a word
- v manifest or evince
She breathes the Christian spirit
- 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
This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours
- v expel (gases or odors)
- This pleasantly absurdist ad promises great taste, refreshment and "the ability to breathe fire" which goes awry when dude's cat allergy kicks in.
- DEREK LOVLEY Working with microbes that generate electricity as they breathe .
- Yet the sigh I breathe as I step back from the glass is mostly one of relief.
- Diego Maradona in Sydney Morning Herald
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...
- Leisel Jones in ESPN
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."
- Justine Henin in The Associated Press
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."