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held one's breath

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past tense of hold one's breath

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to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • The audience was holding their breath for the movie's final action scene.
  • Don't hold your breath waiting for that swindler to return your money.

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“Held one's breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/held%20one%27s%20breath. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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