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breathe one's last

Definition of breathe one's last

literary

  1. :  to die <This is the room where he breathed his last.>



Word by Word Definitions

breatheplay
  1. :  to draw air into and expel it from the lungs :  respire

    :  to take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide through natural processes

    :  to inhale and exhale freely

lastplay
  1. :  to continue in time

    :  to remain fresh or unimpaired :  endure

    :  to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. :  a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. :  to shape with a last

  1. :  after all others :  at the end

    :  most lately

    :  in conclusion

  1. :  following all the rest

    :  being the only remaining

    :  belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. :  something that is last


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