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breathe
British English: /briːð/
American English: /brið/

Translation of breathe in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (inhale, respire)
    respirer (air, oxygen, gas, scent)
    to breathe one's last
    [literal]
    rendre son dernier soupir
    to breathe its last
    [figurative]
    dire son dernier mot
  • 3 (whisper)
    murmurer (to à)
    I won't breathe a word
    je n'en soufflerai pas un mot
    don't breathe a word!
    pas un mot!
  • 4 (inspire with)to breathe hope into somebody
    redonner de l'espoir à quelqu'un
    to breathe (some) life into something
    animer quelque chose
    to breathe life into
    (God)
    insuffler la vie dans
    to breathe new life into something
    donner un second souffle à quelque chose

intransitive verb

  • 1 (respire) to breathe hard ou heavily
    souffler fort, haleter
    to breathe easily ou freely
    [literal]
    respirer librement
    to breathe more easily
    [figurative]
    respirer
  • 2 (exhale, blow)to breathe over somebody/on something
    souffler sur quelqu'un/sur quelque chose
  • 3 (wine)
    s'aérer

Idioms

[informal]
to breathe down somebody's neck

(watch closely)
être sur le dos de quelqu'un (informal)
(be close behind)
être sur les talons de quelqu'un (informal)

to breathe fire

to live and breathe something

ne vivre que pour quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

breathe in

1 breathe in 2 breathe in [something], breathe [something] in
inhaler (gas, fumes)

breathe out

1 breathe out 2 breathe out [something], breathe [something] out

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