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Phrasal Verbs

breathe in

This page is about the phrasal verb breathe in


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


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
a) get smaller b) get bigger c) get softer

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