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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybreathe in
he/she/itbreathes in
present participlebreathing in
past tensebreathed in
past participlebreathed in

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  1. [intransitive/transitive] to take air into your lungs through your nose or mouth

    It hurts when I breathe in.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to take other substances into your lungs through your nose or mouth
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