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Overview of verb breathe

The verb breathe has 9 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (22) breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire

(draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

2. (1) breathe

(be alive; "Every creature that breathes")

3. (1) breathe

(impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house")

4. breathe

(allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear")

5. breathe

(utter or tell; "not breathe a word")

6. breathe

(manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit")

7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather

(take a short break from one's activities in order to relax)

8. breathe

(reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours")

9. emit, breathe, pass off

(expel (gases or odors))

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