air taken into and breathed out of the lungs
a single act of breathing air in and out once; light wind
a slight sign of sth
"he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"
"he was fighting to his last breath"
"his sour breath offended her"
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
"there wasn't a breath of air in the room"
A land-breeze..Milk-warm wi' breath of spice an' bloom.
出自： R. Kipling
The heat rolled from the earth like the breath of an oven.
出自： G. Orwell
误 When we got there, we were already out of the breath.
正 When we got there, we were already out of breath.
析 out of breath是习语,意为“喘不过气来”, breath前不加冠词。
误 Mammy could smell the smoke in his breath.
正 Mammy could smell the smoke on his breath.
误 You could see the superstitious crowd shrink and catch their breaths under the sudden shock.
正 You could see the superstitious crowd shrink and catch their breath under the sudden shock.
析 breath作“气息”解时是不可数名词,故one's breath中的one即使是复数, breath也要用单数。