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breather

noun

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a momentary halt in an activity
  • took a breather from the seemingly endless task of sorting through years of stuff stored in the attic

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The first known use of breather was in 1609

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“Breather.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breather. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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