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English verb: take a breath

1. take a breath (body) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

SamplesI can breathe better when the air is clean.
The patient is respiring.

Synonymsbreathe, respire, suspire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)breathe in, breathe out, choke, exhale, expire, hiccough, hiccup, hyperventilate, inhale, inspire, respire, saw logs, saw wood, sigh, snore, suspire, wheeze, yawn

Entailbreathe in, breathe out, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire

Verb grouprespire, respire

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