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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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