breath, breathe

breath, breathe
A breath is an exhalation of air. To breathe is "to take in (or exhale) air."His breath was frozen in the cold air." "Breathe deeply and you will feel better." Neither breath nor breathe should be confused with breadth, meaning "distance" or "width": "The stream was 50 feet in breadth."

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  • breath / breathe —    Breath is a noun meaning the air pulled into the lungs : Take a deep breath and relax.    Breathe, with an E on the end, is a verb: Just breathe deeply and calm down …   Confused words

  • breath / breathe —    Breath is a noun meaning the air pulled into the lungs : Take a deep breath and relax.    Breathe, with an E on the end, is a verb: Just breathe deeply and calm down …   Confused words

  • breath — W2S3 [breθ] n [: Old English; Origin: brAth] 1.) a) [U] the air that you send out of your lungs when you breathe ▪ Leo could smell the wine on her breath. ▪ Let your breath out slowly. ▪ He s got bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breath */*/*/ — UK [breθ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms breath : singular breath plural breaths Get it right: breath: Don t confuse breath (a noun) and breathe (a verb). Breath is pronounced /breθ/ and means the air that goes in and out of your… …   English dictionary

  • breath — /breT/ noun 1 AIR YOU BREATHE a) (U) the air that you take in and out of your lungs when you breathe: Paul smelt the cigarette smoke on her breath. | bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) b) the process of breathing in and out: Her breath… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breath — n. 1 a the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. b one respiration of air. c an exhalation of air that can be seen, smelt, or heard (breath steamed in the cold air; bad breath). 2 a a slight movement of air; a breeze. b a whiff of perfume… …   Useful english dictionary

  • breath — noun 1》 air taken into or expelled from the lungs.     ↘an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. 2》 a slight movement of air. 3》 a hint or suggestion: he avoided the slightest breath of scandal. Phrases breath of fresh air a refreshing… …   English new terms dictionary

  • breathe — verb /briːð/ a) To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products. Garments made of and similar new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise. b)… …   Wiktionary

  • breathe — See breath, breathe …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • breath — See breath, breathe …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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