Translation of respirar in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1 1.1 [Fisiología/Physiology] to breathe respirar por la boca/nariz to breathe through one's mouth/nose respire hondo or profundo take a deep breath, breathe deeply respiraba con dificultad she was having difficulty breathing los niños lo escuchaban casi sin respirar the children listened to him with bated breath o/or hardly daring to breathe no me/le deja ni respirar [familiar/colloquial] she won't leave me/him alone for a moment, she won't give me/him a minute's peace [familiar/colloquial] no poder ni respirar [familiar/colloquial], no puedo ni respirar de la cantidad de trabajo que tengo I've got so much work I don't know which way to turn, I'm up to my ears in work [familiar/colloquial] no tengo/tiene tiempo ni de respirar [familiar/colloquial] I hardly have/he hardly has time to breathe 1.2 [vino] to breathe
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [aire] to breathe respiran el humo de los coches they breathe in the exhaust fumes ver/saber por dónde respira algn (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] to sound sb out, find out where sb stands 1.2 [tranquilidad] la paz que se respira en estos lugares the sensation of peace that you feel in these places
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