breathe
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breathe(
brith
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to inhale and exhale)
a. respirar
Breathe deeply in order to calm yourself down.Respira hondo para que te tranquilizes.
2. (to let air in)
a. transpirar
Cotton is very comfortable in part because it breathes.El algodón es muy cómodo en parte porque transpira.
b. dejar pasar el aire
I don't like polyester because it doesn't breathe.No me gusta el poliéster porque no deja pasar el aire.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to inhale)
a. aspirar
She got lung cancer from all those years she spent breathing second-hand smoke.Se enfermó de cáncer de pulmón a causa de todos esos años que pasó aspirando el humo de segunda mano.
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breathe
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (inhale)
a. respirar, inspirar
2. (exhale)
a. espirar, exhalar
he breathed alcohol over herle echó el aliento (con olor) a alcohol
3. (idioms)
a.
to breathe a sigh of reliefdar un suspiro de alivio
4. (literary)
a.
to breathe one's lastexhalar el último suspiro
don't breathe a word (of it)!¡no digas una palabra!
to breathe fireechar chispas
to breathe new life into somethingdar vida a algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. respirar
6. (fig)
a.
to breathe easily againvolver a respirar tranquilo(a)
7. (fig)
a.
to breathe down somebody's neckpisar los talones a alguien
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breathe [briːð]
transitive verb
1 [+air] respirar
to breathe air into a balloon inflar un globo soplando; he breathed alcohol all over me el aliento le apestaba a alcohol
to breathe new life into sth infundir nueva vida a algo
to breathe one's last (die) exhalar el último suspiro (literary)
When I returned he had breathed his last Old Ellery Van Dine has peacefully breathed his last at the age of ninety-four
2 (utter) [+prayer] decir en voz baja
to breathe a sigh suspirar; dar un suspiro; I won't breathe a word no diré nada or palabra
intransitive verb
1 [+person, animal] respirar; (noisily) resollar
now we can breathe again ahora podemos respirar tranquilos
2 [+wine] respirar
Red wines should be allowed to breathe if possible before drinking
3 [+fabric, garment] transpirar; dejar pasar el aire
...a range of new fabrics that breathe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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