Definition of breathe
- needs room to breathe
- a fabric that breathes
- breathe air
- breathe new life into the movement
- breathe the scent of pines
- parents always breathing down his neck
He was breathing hard from running.
The patient suddenly stopped breathing.
I can hardly breathe with all this smoke.
He wants to live where he can breathe clean air.
a dragon that breathes fire
People usually contract the virus by breathing contaminated air.
Breathe deeply and then exhale.
I'll never give up as long as I'm still breathing.
a living, breathing human being
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