Definition of take breath in English:

take breath


  • Pause to recover free and easy breathing.

    ‘she had great need of a moment of silence to take breath’
    • ‘She paused to take breath for another sentence, but Will shook his head.’
    • ‘Until the 18th Century, punctuation was closely related to spoken delivery, including pauses to take breath.’
    • ‘Danny sat in the water screaming, not pausing to take breath.’
    • ‘Now, the football team must take breath from this fantastic win and build on it.’
    • ‘I tried to force my injured lungs to take breath, but they refused.’