drew a deep breath

inhaled deeply, took a large breath of air

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • Drew — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw breath — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • draw — I. verb (drew; drawn; drawing) Etymology: Middle English drawen, dragen, from Old English dragan; akin to Old Norse draga to draw, drag Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • stabilize — stabilize, steady, poise, balance, ballast, trim are comparable when they mean to maintain or cause to maintain position or equilibrium. Despite their agreement in basic meaning they vary widely in their implications and in their range of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • betray — verb 1》 act treacherously towards (one s country) by aiding the enemy.     ↘be disloyal to or inform on. 2》 unintentionally reveal; be evidence of: she drew a deep breath that betrayed her indignation. Derivatives betrayal noun betrayer noun… …   English new terms dictionary

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium


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