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verb British English pronunciation: sigh /saɪ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysigh
he/she/itsighs
present participlesighing
past tensesighed
past participlesighed

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] Sound effect: sigh to breathe out slowly making a long soft sound, especially because you are disappointed, tired, annoyed, or relaxed
    sigh heavily/wearily/deeply:

    Jan sighed heavily and shook her head.

    sigh happily/contentedly:

    Sighing contentedly, Beth settled down in her comfortable chair.

    sigh with relief/satisfaction/regret etc:

    Doug heard him sigh softly with relief.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something with a sigh

      'I wish you had told me earlier,' she sighed.

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