1. to draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
Example : I can breathe better when the air is clean.
2. to expel gases or odors
Example : I decided to open the door and let it breathe.
3. to take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
Example : Let's breathe for a minute before we start the next phase of construction.
4. to reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked
Example : This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours.
5. to manifest or evince
Example : The pastor breathes the Christian spirit.
6. to utter or tell
Example : Don't breathe a word of this.
7. to impart as if by breathing
Example : The new paint breathed new life into the old house.
8. to be alive
Example : Every creature that breathes.
9. to allow the passage of air through
Example : The new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear.
Translation for "breathe"
breathe meaning in Spanish : respirar breathe meaning in German : atmen breathe meaning in Japanese : 呼吸する breathe meaning in Turkish : nefes almak breathe meaning in Chinese : 呼吸 breathe meaning in Arabic : نفس breathe meaning in Polish : oddychać breathe meaning in Hindi : साँस लेना breathe meaning in French : respirer breathe meaning in Russian : дышать breathe meaning in Tamil : மூச்சு breathe meaning in Telugu : ఊపిరి