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breath US English

The air taken into or expelled from the lungs

breath US Thesaurus

I took a deep breath

bad breath US English

Unpleasant-smelling breath; halitosis

draw breath US English

Breathe in

last breath US English

The last moment of one’s life (often used hyperbolically); death

breath test US English

A test in which a driver is made to blow into a breathalyzer to check the amount of alcohol that has been drunk

baby's breath US English

A herbaceous plant of delicate appearance that bears tiny scented pink or white flowers

out of breath US English

Gasping for air, typically after exercise

catch one's breath US English

Cease breathing momentarily in surprise or fear

get one's breath US English

Begin to breathe normally again after exercise or exertion

hold one's breath US English

Cease breathing temporarily

save one's breath US English

Stop wasting time in futile talk

under one's breath US English

In a very quiet voice; almost inaudibly

waste one's breath US English

Talk or give advice without effect

short of breath US English

Panting; short-winded

the breath of life US English

A thing that someone needs or depends on

in the same breath US English

At the same time

don't hold your breath US English

Used hyperbolically to indicate that something is likely to take a long time

take someone's breath away US English

Astonish or inspire someone with awed respect or delight

a breath of fresh air US English

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

bated US English

In great suspense; very anxiously or excitedly

intake US English

An act of taking something into the body

get one's breath in breath US English

Begin to breathe normally again after exercise or exertion

hold one's breath in breath US English

Cease breathing temporarily

last breath in breath US English

The last moment of one’s life (often used hyperbolically); death

out of breath in breath US English

Gasping for air, typically after exercise

save one's breath in breath US English

Stop wasting time in futile talk

save one's breath in save1 US English

Not bother to say something because it is pointless

catch one's breath in breath US English

Cease breathing momentarily in surprise or fear

under one's breath in breath US English

In a very quiet voice; almost inaudibly

waste one's breath in breath US English

Talk or give advice without effect

short of breath in short US English

Panting; short-winded

breathtaking US English

Astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one’s breath away

the breath of life in breath US English

A thing that someone needs or depends on

take someone's breath away in breath US English

Astonish or inspire someone with awed respect or delight

bated breath in bated New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

phrase is bated breath, not baited breath

don't hold your breath in breath US English

Used hyperbolically to indicate that something is likely to take a long time

a breath of fresh air in fresh air US English

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