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Definition of "take a breath" []

  • To inhale and subsequently exhale air. (verb)

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Use "take a breath" in a sentence
  • "'Sometimes,' she said, 'when I was that dizzy from the heat of the cooking that if I didn't take a breath of fresh air I'd faint, I'd stick my head out of the kitchen window, and close my eyes and see most wonderful things."
  • "No, my dear fellow, my forty-five chaps fight like tigers so long as the music's chirruping, but if a flute stops to take a breath they wilt into milksops."