not say/breathe a word

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not say/breathe a word

: to not talk (about something)
  • Don't say/breathe a word about this to anyone.

Word by Word Definitions

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as

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

  2. : to inhale and exhale freely

  3. : to blow softly

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak


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