take someone's breath away

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take someone's breath away

: to make someone feel surprised and excited
  • The beautiful new theater took my breath away.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

breath play
  1. : air filled with a fragrance or odor

  2. : a slight indication : suggestion

  3. : the faculty of breathing

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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