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breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (exhaled air)respiro, fiato nm
 His breath looked like smoke in the cold air.
 Nell'aria fredda il suo respiro sembrava fumo.
breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inhalation)respiro nm
 The doctor told him to take in a breath and hold it.
 Il dottore gli disse di fare un respiro e trattenere l'aria.
breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (breathing)respiro nm
 His breath was rapid due to all the excitement.
 Il suo respiro era forte per tutta l'eccitazione.
a breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rest)prendere fiato vtr
 He paused for a breath and then started running again.
 Ha fatto una pausa per prendere fiato e ha ricominciato a correre.
breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bad breath)alito, fiato nm
 His breath smelled awful.
 Il suo alito aveva un terribile odore.
 
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a breath of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (hint) (figurato)ombra di nf
 Before we found out that Principal Simon had lied on his CV, there hadn't been a breath of suspicion about his credentials.
 Prima di scoprire che il Direttore Simon aveva falsificato il curriculum, non avevamo l'ombra di un sospetto sulle sue credenziali.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
baby's breath  (bot.)gissofila nf
bad breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (halitosis)alito cattivo nm
 The dentist will find the cause of your bad breath.
 Il dentista individuerà la causa del tuo alito cattivo.
bated breath col fiato sospeso
breath of air nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inhalation) (un ciclo di respirazione)respiro nm
 The paramedics administered oxygen because Sara was fighting for every breath of air.
 I soccorritori hanno usato l'ossigeno perché Sara faceva faticava a fare ogni singolo respiro.
breath of fresh air,
breath of air
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative ([sth] new) (figurato)ventata di aria fresca nf
  (figurato)ventata di novità nf
 The new manager came as a breath of fresh air.
 L'arrivo del nuovo direttore è stato una ventata di aria fresca.
breath of life soffio della vita
breath test prova del palloncino
breathe your last breath v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (die) (morire)esalare l'ultimo respiro vtr
  (formale: morire)spirare vi
 After she received extreme unction, she breathed her last breath.
 Dopo aver ricevuto l'estrema unzione esalò l'ultimo respiro.
catch your breath v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (pause to breathe)riprendere fiato vtr
 I had to take 20 flights of stairs. It took me several minutes to catch my breath.
 Ho dovuto farmi venti rampe di scale. Ci ho messo un bel po' di minuti a riprendere fiato.
catch your breath v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (take a break) (figurato)tirare il fiato vtr
 Now that we're done with most of the rush jobs, we can catch our breath.
 Adesso che abbiamo finito quasi tutti i lavori urgenti possiamo tirare il fiato.
deep breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (big inhalation)respiro profondo nm
 I like to take deep breaths to help calm myself down.
 Faccio volentieri dei respiri profondi per calmarmi.
Don't hold your breath. interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (be patient)non farti illusioni!, non farti troppe illusioni inter
dying breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (last moments of life)ultimo respiro nm
 With his dying breath he wished her a happy life.
 Con il suo ultimo respiro ha comunicato le sue volontà.
hold your breath trattieni il fiato
in the same breath advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (at same moment)nello stesso istante
intake of breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inhalation)fare un respiro vtr
last breath ultimo respiro
out of breath adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (panting, breathless) (figurato)senza fiato avv
 After sprinting round the track I was out of breath and could barely speak.
 Dopo lo sprint in pista, ero senza fiato e non riuscivo quasi a parlare.
penis breath alito fetido nm
save your breath interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (don't bother saying anything) (figurato: lasciar perdere)risparmia il fiato, non dire niente inter
 Unless you're here to apologize to me, save your breath! Oh save your breath, I don't want to hear your excuses.
 Se non hai intenzione di chiedermi scusa, risparmia il fiato. Non dire nulla, non voglio stare a sentire le tue scuse.
save your breath interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (discussing it is useless) (figurato: è inutile intervenire)risparmia il fiato inter
 Save your breath – he's already made his mind up.
 Risparmia il fiato, tanto ha già deciso.
short of breath senza fiato
short of breath manca il fiato adj
shortness of breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (respiratory difficulty)respiro corto, fiato corto nm
 Shortness of breath may be a sign of lung disease or emphysema.
 Il fiato corto può essere un sin
take your breath away togliere il respiro
with bated breath advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with great anticipation)traduzione non disponibile
 I was waiting with bated breath for the outcome of my job interview.
 Aspettavo la risposta del mio colloquio di lavoro con il fiato sospeso.
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