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."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
breathe - breath
‘breathe’
Breathe /briːð/ is a verb. When people or animals breathe, they take air into their lungs and let it out again.
It was difficult for him to breathe.
Always breathe through your nose.
‘breath’
Breath /breθ/ is a noun. Your breath is the air that you take into your lungs and let out again when you breathe.
She took a deep breath, then started to explain.
I could smell the coffee on his breath.
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