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get one's breath (back)

Definition of get one's breath back in English:

Begin to breathe normally again after exercise or exertion.
Example sentences
  • She was still breathing hard, but was beginning to get her breath back.
  • In the car going over there I tried to breathe and couldn't get my breath.
  • She was shocked and screaming and could not get her breath.
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Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words