draw a deep breath


draw a deep breath
inhale deeply, take a large breath of air

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw — [[t]drɔ͟ː[/t]] ♦ draws, drawing, drew, drawn 1) VERB When you draw, or when you draw something, you use a pencil or pen to produce a picture, pattern, or diagram. She would sit there drawing with the pencil stub... [V n] Draw a rough design for a …   English 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

  • draw — drȯ vb, drew drü drawn drȯn draw·ing vt 1) to cause to move toward or localize in a surface <using a poultice to draw inflammation to a head> esp to cause (an unwanted element) to depart (as from the body or a lesion) <this will help… …   Medical dictionary

  • breath — n. 1) to draw, take a breath 2) to catch; hold one s breath 3) to get one s breath back 4) to lose one s breath 5) a deep; long breath (she took a deep breath) 6) out of breath ( breathless ) 7) (misc.) to spare, save one s breath ( to avoid a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • breath — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, heavy, long, slow ▪ quick, shallow, sharp, short ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   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 — /brɛθ / (say breth) noun 1. Physiology the air inhaled and exhaled in respiration. 2. respiration, especially as necessary to life. 3. ability to breathe, especially freely: out of breath. 4. time to breathe; pause or respite. 5. a single… …   Australian English dictionary

  • draw — v. & n. v. (past drew; past part. drawn) 1 tr. pull or cause to move towards or after one. 2 tr. pull (a thing) up, over, or across. 3 tr. pull (curtains etc.) open or shut. 4 tr. take (a person) aside, esp. to talk to. 5 tr. attract; bring to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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


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