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English definition


  • 1. the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing;

    • "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"
    • "he was fighting to his last breath"
  • 2. the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration;

    • "his sour breath offended her"
  • 3. a short respite

  • 4. an indirect suggestion;

    • "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
  • 5. a slight movement of the air;

    • "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

Example sentences

  • It was mere waste of breath to argue with a person in so unreasonable a state of mind.

  • Save your breath; the boss will never give you the day off.

  • Let's go out for a breath of air.

  • Breath informs the body.

  • Save your breath to cool your porridge.

  • There was not a breath in the air.

  • He drew in his breath sharply.

  • He spoke so fast that he was out of breath.

  • The beauty of the scene made him catch his breath.

  • He lost his breath in running.

  • The criminal knew that he could not talk to the police about his friends; if he did, someone would stop his breath.

  • After running to the bus stop we sat down to catch our breath.

  • The sight of the beautiful mountains took our breath away.

  • The story is full of surprises which cause the reader to catch his breath.

  • a breath of sea air

  • Get away from me —your breath stinks.

  • She draws another wavering breath.

  • Her brisk treatment of an almost taboo subject was a breath of fresh air.

  • I took a deep breath and went in.

  • I took a deep breath of the fresh sea air.

  • She broke down describing how she was arrested for refusing a breath test.

  • Hold your breath for a count of five, then slowly breathe out.

  • It was left to Martina to add a breath of common sense to the proceedings.

  • Police will conduct random breath tests.

  • Kenny caught his breath as Nikko nearly dropped the bottle.

  • He fell back into the water, his breath rasping in his heaving chest.

  • His breath was hanging in the air before him.

  • He took an anguished breath. He had to be brutal and say it.

  • She took a deep breath and sat up slowly and with great effort.

  • Cal took a long, deep breath, struggling to control his own emotions.

Phrase collocation

  • before one can (或 has time to) draw breath

    before one can do anything, such is the speed of events

  • a breath of fresh air

    a small amount of or a brief time in the fresh air

  • the breath of life

    a thing that someone needs or depends on

    • politics has been the breath of life to her for 50 years.

  • catch one's breath

    cease breathing momentarily in surprise or fear

    rest after exercise to restore normal breathing

  • don't hold your breath

    (informal)used to indicate that something is unlikely to happen

    • Next thing you know I'll be knitting baby clothes. But don't hold your breath!.

  • draw breath

    breathe in

  • get one's breath back

    begin to breathe normally again after exercise or exertion

  • hold one's breath

    cease breathing temporarily

  • in the — breath

    used to refer to the place of a statement in a sequence of statements, typically one containing a contradiction or inconsistency

    • she admitted it but said in the same breath that it was of no consequence.

  • the (或 one's) last breath

    the last moment of one's life (often used hyperbolically); death

    • she would fight to the last breath to preserve her good name.

  • take breath

    pause to recover free and easy breathing

  • take someone's breath away

    astonish or inspire someone with awed respect or delight

  • under (或 below) one's breath

    in a very quiet voice; almost inaudibly

    • he swore violently under his breath.

  • waste one's breath

    talk or give advice without effect

    • I've far better things to do than waste my breath arguing.

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