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breath

  

      n  
1    the intake and expulsion of air during respiration  
2    the air inhaled or exhaled during respiration  
3    a single respiration or inhalation of air, etc  
4    the vapour, heat, or odour of exhaled air  
his breath on the window melted the frost     
5    a slight gust of air  
6    a short pause or rest  
take a breath for five minutes     
7    a brief time  
it was done in a breath     
8    a suggestion or slight evidence; suspicion  
a breath of scandal     
9    a whisper or soft sound  
10    life, energy, or vitality  
the breath of new industry     
11      (Phonetics)   the passage of air through the completely open glottis without vibration of the vocal cords, as in exhaling or pronouncing fricatives such as (f) or (h) or stops such as (p) or (k)  
   Compare       voice       11  
12    a breath of fresh air          a refreshing change from what one is used to  
13    catch one's breath   to rest until breathing is normal, esp. after exertion  
14    hold one's breath   to wait expectantly or anxiously  
15    in the same breath   done or said at the same time  
16    out of breath   gasping for air after exertion  
17    save one's breath   to refrain from useless talk  
18    take one's breath away   to overwhelm with surprise, etc  
19    under or below one's breath   in a quiet voice or whisper  
     (Old English bræth; related to brædan to burn, Old High German bradam heat, breath)  
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breath  
      n  
1    the intake and expulsion of air during respiration  
2    the air inhaled or exhaled during respiration  
3    a single respiration or inhalation of air, etc  
4    the vapour, heat, or odour of exhaled air  
his breath on the window melted the frost     
5    a slight gust of air  
6    a short pause or rest  
take a breath for five minutes     
7    a brief time  
it was done in a breath     
8    a suggestion or slight evidence; suspicion  
a breath of scandal     
9    a whisper or soft sound  
10    life, energy, or vitality  
the breath of new industry     
11      (Phonetics)   the passage of air through the completely open glottis without vibration of the vocal cords, as in exhaling or pronouncing fricatives such as (f) or (h) or stops such as (p) or (k)  
   Compare       voice       11  
12    a breath of fresh air   a refreshing change from what one is used to  
13    catch one's breath   to rest until breathing is normal, esp. after exertion  
14    hold one's breath   to wait expectantly or anxiously  
15    in the same breath   done or said at the same time  
16    out of breath   gasping for air after exertion  
17    save one's breath   to refrain from useless talk  
18    take one's breath away   to overwhelm with surprise, etc  
19    under or below one's breath   in a quiet voice or whisper  
     (Old English bræth; related to brædan to burn, Old High German bradam heat, breath)  


babies'-breath  
      n      a variant of       baby's-breath  
baby's-breath   , babies'-breath  
      n  
1    a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers  
2    any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers  
breath test  
      n     (Brit)   a chemical test of a driver's breath to determine the amount of alcohol he has consumed  

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breath

  
1    air, animation, breathing, exhalation, gasp, gulp, inhalation, pant, respiration, wheeze  
2    aroma, niff     (Brit. slang)   odour, smell, vapour, whiff  
3    break, breather, breathing-space, instant, moment, pause, respite, rest, second  
4    faint breeze, flutter, gust, puff, sigh, slight movement, waft, zephyr  
5    hint, murmur, suggestion, suspicion, undertone, whisper  
6    animation, energy, existence, life, lifeblood, life force, vitality  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

A breath of fresh air n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
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exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
n.
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
n.
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
[Bus.]
n.
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
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