v 1: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe
better when the air is clean" [syn: take a breath
2: be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
3: impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the
4: allow the passge of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric
breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
5: utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
6: manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
7: take a short breath [syn: rest
, catch one's breath
8: expel, as of gases and odors [syn: emit
, give off