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breathe out

This page is about the phrasal verb breathe out.

Meaning: to push air out from your lungs through your nose or mouth

Synonym: exhale, expire

For example:

  • breathe out The doctor asked me if it hurt when I breathed out.

  • breathe out sth We breathe out air into which our lungs have excreted carbon dioxide.

  • breathe sth out When she breathed the fog out, it looked like she was smoking.

Nouns often used as objects with breathe out: air, smoke, carbon dioxide

Quick Quiz:

When you breathe out, your chest and lungs

a. get bigger

b. get smaller

c. get harder

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Contributor: Matt Errey