breathe one's last breath


breathe one's last breath
die, pass away

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • To breathe one's last — Breathe Breathe, v. t. 1. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire. [1913 Webster] To view the light of heaven, and breathe the vital air. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To inject by breathing; to infuse; with into. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breathe — Breathe, v. t. 1. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire. [1913 Webster] To view the light of heaven, and breathe the vital air. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To inject by breathing; to infuse; with into. [1913 Webster] Able… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of 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 — 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

  • breathe — verb 1》 take air into the lungs and then expel it as a regular physiological process.     ↘(of a plant or invertebrate animal) respire or exchange gases. 2》 say with quiet intensity. 3》 give an impression of: the room breathed an air of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • breath — W2S3 [breθ] n [: Old English; Origin: brAth] 1.) a) [U] the air that you send out of your lungs when you breathe ▪ Leo could smell the wine on her breath. ▪ Let your breath out slowly. ▪ He s got bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breath — /breT/ noun 1 AIR YOU BREATHE a) (U) the air that you take in and out of your lungs when you breathe: Paul smelt the cigarette smoke on her breath. | bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) b) the process of breathing in and out: Her breath… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breath — [[t]bre̱θ[/t]] ♦♦♦ breaths 1) N VAR: oft poss N Your breath is the air that you let out through your mouth when you breathe. If someone has bad breath, their breath smells unpleasant. I could smell the whisky on his breath... Smoking causes bad… …   English dictionary

  • breath — [ breθ ] noun count or uncount *** the air that goes in and out of your body through your nose or mouth: He could feel her warm breath on his face. His breath smelled strongly of alcohol. a. the act of getting air into your lungs by breathing:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English