take a breath

Definition of take a breath

  1. :  to pause and rest (US) I've barely had time to (stop and/to) take a breath since they got here. (British) I've barely had time to draw breath since they got here.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

breathplay
  1. :  air filled with a fragrance or odor

    :  a slight indication :  suggestion

    :  the faculty of breathing


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