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breathe

b reedh

  • 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.
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  • 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."

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