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1. the intake and expulsion of air during respiration
2. the air inhaled or exhaled during respiration
3. a single respiration or inhalation of air, etc

What does it mean when you dream about breath?

Many people have problems breathing during sleep, even if they do not have full-blown apnea, and this can be reflected in one’s dream life. If not an apnea symptom, holding one’s breath in a dream represent an expression of will, or repressing one’s anxieties or emotions. Breathing is also central to an unusually large number of idioms: “a breath of fresh air,” “a waste of breath,” “take your breath away,” “catch your breath,” “out of breath,” and the like, any one of which could find expression in one’s dreams.

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Without drawing breath, Nugent continued: "Four thousand eight hundred chance would be a fine thing," and brought the hammer down, amid peals of laughter.
He then chatted her up all the way back to Blighty without drawing breath.
Let's interrupt her whilst she's drawing breath, shall we?
Aidan O'Brien's colt landed the Group Two Prix Noailles run on good to firm going without seemingly drawing breath.