breathe in

Meaning: to fill your lungs with air by drawing it in through your nose or mouth

Synonym: inhale, inspire

For example:

  • breathe in When you breathe in, try to make the air go deep into your belly.

  • breathe sth in I hate it when a truck blows a cloud of smoke from its exhaust pipe, and I end up breathing it in.

  • breathe in sth I love standing by the ocean, breathing in the fresh sea air.

Nouns often used as objects with breathe in: air, smoke, dust, oxygen, gas

Quick Quiz:

When you breathe in, your chest and lungs

a. get smaller

b. get bigger

c. get softer

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Contributor: Matt Errey