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breathing British & World English

The process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs

breathing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

sign in Greek (῾ or ᾿) indicating the presence of an aspirate rough breathing or the absence of an aspirate smooth breathing

breathe British & World English

Take air into the lungs and then expel it, especially as a regular physiological process

breathing room British & World English

Sufficient room to move and breathe comfortably

breathing space British & World English

An opportunity to pause, relax, or decide what to do next

deep breathing British & World English

The action of breathing deeply, especially as a method of relaxation

heavy breathing British & World English

Breathing that is audible through being deep or laboured, especially in sleep or as a result of exertion

circular breathing British & World English

A technique of inhaling through the nose while blowing air through the lips from the cheeks, used to maintain constant exhalation especially by players of certain wind instruments

Cheyne–Stokes breathing British & World English

A cyclical pattern of breathing in which movement gradually decreases to a complete stop and then returns to normal. It occurs in various medical conditions, and at high altitudes

breathe again in breathe British & World English

Relax after being frightened or tense about something

breathe again British & World English

Relax after being frightened or tense about something

breathe fire British & World English

Be extremely angry

breathe life into in breathe British & World English

Fill with enthusiasm and energy; reinvigorate

breathe life into British & World English

Fill with enthusiasm and energy; reinvigorate

not breathe a word in breathe British & World English

Remain silent about something secret

breathe down someone's neck British & World English

Follow closely behind someone

not breathe a word British & World English

Remain silent about something secret

breathe a sigh of relief in breathe British & World English

Exhale noisily as a sign of relief

breathe a sigh of relief British & World English

Exhale noisily as a sign of relief