Definition of breathe :
1. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
2. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
3. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
4. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
5. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
6. To inject by breathing; to infuse; - with into.
7. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
8. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
9. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
10. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
11. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
12. To take breath; to rest from action.
13. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
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smell (part of speech: verb)
- But she could not breathe there. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
- She sat straight up, looking right in front of her, but she began to breathe hard. - "Joe Wilson and His Mates", Henry Lawson.
- At the next she was content only to breathe, and thought no more of herself. - "The Happy Foreigner", Enid Bagnold.