allow to breathe

allow to breathe
permit to breathe, enable breathing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • breathe — [ brið ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take air into your lungs through your nose or mouth and let it out again: He held her so tightly she could hardly breathe. We can no longer depend on the quality of the air we breathe. breathe… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathe — [brēth] vi., vt. breathed, breathing [ME brethen < breth,BREATH] 1. a) to take (air) into the lungs and let it out again; inhale and exhale, esp. easily and naturally b) to inhale (in full, breathe in) or exhale (in full, breathe out) …   English World dictionary

  • breathe — /breedh/, v., breathed /breedhd/, breathing. v.i. 1. to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire. 2. (in speech) to control the outgoing breath in producing voice and speech sounds. 3. to pause, as for… …   Universalium

  • breathe — [[t]brið[/t]] v. breathed(brētd), breath•ing. 1) phl to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire 2) to pause, as for breath; rest 3) to move or blow gently, as air 4) to live; exist 5) to be redolent of 6)… …   From formal English to slang

  • breathe */*/ — UK [briːð] / US [brɪð] verb Word forms breathe : present tense I/you/we/they breathe he/she/it breathes present participle breathing past tense breathed past participle breathed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to take air into your lungs through… …   English dictionary

  • breathe — [c]/brið / (say breedh) verb (breathed /briðd / (say breedhd), breathing) –verb (i) 1. to inhale and exhale air; respire: *in the cooler air we will breathe easier. –b. wongar, 1983. 2. (in speech) to control the outgoing breath in producing… …  

  • breathe — [[t]bri͟ːð[/t]] ♦♦♦ breathes, breathing, breathed 1) VERB When people or animals breathe, they take air into their lungs and let it out again. When they breathe smoke or a particular kind of air, they take it into their lungs and let it out again …   English dictionary

  • breathe — v. 1 intr. take air into and expel it from the lungs. 2 intr. be or seem alive (is she breathing?). 3 tr. a utter; say (esp. quietly) (breathed her forgiveness). b express; display (breathed defiance). 4 intr. take breath, pause. 5 tr. send out… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scuba diving — Not to be confused with Self contained breathing apparatus, which describes breathing sets used out of water. Scuba diver Scuba diving ( SCUBA originally being an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus, now widely considered a… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebreather — A fully closed circuit electronic rebreather (Ambient Pressure Diving Inspiration) Acronym CCUBA (Closed Circuit Underwater Breathing Apparatus); CCR (Closed circuit rebreather), SCR (Semi closed rebreather) Uses Breathing set …   Wikipedia

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