breathe

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbriːð/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/brið/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(brēᵺ)

Inflections of 'breathe' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
breathes
v 3rd person singular
breathing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
breathed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
breathed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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breathe

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. breathe [easily, with difficulty, heavily, noisily, loudly]
  2. breathe through your [nose, mouth]
  3. breathe through a tube
  4. breathe in [the fresh air, smoke, fumes]
  5. breathe out (again)
  6. breathe in and out
  7. find it [hard, difficult] to breathe
  8. [can't, cannot, unable to] breathe
  9. help her breathe (more easily)
  10. the air we breathe
  11. breathe your last breath
  12. breathe a [sigh of relief, heavy sigh]
  13. breathe (more) easily after [finishing, succeeding in, completing]
  14. breathe (new) life into an old [topic, series, show]
  15. a [ventilator, respirator, machine] is breathing for her
  16. without (even) stopping to breathe
  17. [didn't, don't, doesn't] (even) stop to breathe
  18. you can breathe easy now that
  19. And breathe!
  20. breathe into [a paper bag, the device]
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