- 1A gentle wind: tantalizing cooking smells wafted on the evening breezeMore example sentences
- The wind blew not just gentle breezes but full-blown bone chilling winds.
- Sea gulls cried overhead and gentle breezes blew from the lake.
- All he wants is someplace warm, where palm trees blow in balmy breezes along a gentle, rolling surf.
- 1.1 [with modifier] A wind of force 2 to 6 on the Beaufort scale (4-27 knots or 7-50 km/h).More example sentences
- The weather for this ASR patrol was 75 degrees and sunny with a 10 knot breeze from the southwest.
- Convection cells on Earth cause thermals, breezes, thunderstorms and other weather patterns.
- The winds did cooperate in some regard finally covering the complete race area with a 4-6 knot sea breeze.
- 2 • informal A thing that is easy to do or accomplish: travelling through London was a breezeMore example sentences
easy task, easy job, child's play, nothing, five-finger exercise, gift, walkover, sinecure• informal doddle, walk in the park, piece of cake, picnic, money for old rope, money for jam, cinch, sitter, kids' stuff, cushy job/number, doss, cakewalk, pushoverNorth American • informal duck soup, snapAustralian/New Zealand • informal bludge, snackSouth African • informal a piece of old tackieBritish • vulgar slang a piece of piss• dated snip
- It was a breeze to make and easy to love, a simply good nosh.
- Opt for someone who makes even custom printing a breeze to accomplish.
- Shortcuts can make a holiday meal a breeze to complete.
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] • informal Back to top
- 1Come or go in a casual or light-hearted manner: Roger breezed into her officeMore example sentences
- He pressed a chaste kiss on her cheek and breezed out of her office.
- Then Professor Kennedy breezed past them and out of the office.
- One afternoon, breezing out the door, he told her, ‘See you in a couple of hours.’
- 1.1 [no object] (breeze through) Deal with something with apparently casual ease: Milan had breezed through their first defence of the European CupMore example sentences
- White breezed through the pre-experiment tests with great ease.
- Jen breezed through her third and fourth period with the same ease that she had the rest of the day.
- After breezing through the preliminary heat, Carrington moved on to the semi-finals.
mid 16th century: probably from Old Spanish and Portuguese briza 'NE wind' (the original sense in English).