breathe a word


breathe a word
(not) breathe a word to not tell people a secret.

Please tell me what happened. I promise I won't breathe a word.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • breathe a word — to tell a secret. If you breathe a word of this to anyone, the whole deal will fall apart. Usage notes: often used in the form not breathe a word: We were warned not to breathe a word about the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • not breathe a word — phrase to keep something a secret Promise me that you won’t breathe a word about this to Anna. Thesaurus: to keep something secretsynonym Main entry: breathe * * * remain silent about something; keep secret …   Useful english dictionary

  • not breathe a word — (not) breathe a word to not tell people a secret. Please tell me what happened. I promise I won t breathe a word …   New idioms dictionary

  • not breathe a word — to keep something a secret Promise me that you won t breathe a word about this to Anna …   English dictionary

  • not breathe a word — remain silent about something secret. → breathe …   English new terms dictionary

  • breathe — W3S3 [bri:ð] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(air)¦ 2¦(blow)¦ 3 somebody can breathe easy/easily 4 breathe a sigh of relief 5 be breathing down somebody s neck 6 not breathe a word 7 breathe life into something 8¦(skin)¦ 9¦(clothes/fabric)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathe — [ brið ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take air into your lungs through your nose or mouth and let it out again: He held her so tightly she could hardly breathe. We can no longer depend on the quality of the air we breathe. breathe… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathe — [brēth] vi., vt. breathed, breathing [ME brethen < breth,BREATH] 1. a) to take (air) into the lungs and let it out again; inhale and exhale, esp. easily and naturally b) to inhale (in full, breathe in) or exhale (in full, breathe out) …   English World dictionary

  • word — I n. independent, meaningful linguistic form 1) to coin a word 2) to pronounce, say, utter; write a word (to say a few words about smt.) 3) to mispronounce a word 4) to distort smb. s words 5) to not mince any words ( to speak frankly ) 6) angry …   Combinatory dictionary

  • breathe — /bri:D/ verb 1 AIR (I, T) to take air into your lungs and send it out again: When you get an asthma attack you can t breathe. | People are concerned about the quality of the air they breathe. | breathe deeply (=take in a lot of air) 2 BLOW (I, T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English