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See definition of catch breath on Dictionary.com
  • as inkick back
  • as inpause
  • as inwheeze
  • as incatch one's breath
  • as ingasp

synonyms for catch breath

  • lie down
  • recline
  • sit back
  • take it easy
  • unwind
  • breathe easy
  • calm down
  • catch one's breath
  • chill out
  • collect oneself
  • compose oneself
  • cool off
  • feel at home
  • hang loose
  • loosen up
  • make oneself at home
  • mellow out
  • put one's feet up
  • rest
  • settle back
  • sit around
  • take a break
  • take a breather
  • take a load off
  • take ten
  • wind down
  • hesitate
  • interrupt
  • shake
  • waver
  • cease
  • deliberate
  • desist
  • discontinue
  • drop
  • halt
  • reflect
  • rest
  • sideline
  • suspend
  • break it up
  • call time
  • catch one's breath
  • come to standstill
  • hold back
  • put on hold
  • stop briefly
  • take a break
  • take a breather
  • take five
  • take ten
  • think twice
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How to use catch breath in a sentence

It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
If I could catch Laura's eye—but I suppose it would hardly be decent to go just yet.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Then Squinty would toss the apple up in the air, off his nose, and catch it as it came down.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
But what if I catch the fish by using a hired boat and a hired net, or by buying worms as bait from some one who has dug them?
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He is on the violin what Liszt is on the piano, and is the only artist worthy to be mentioned in the same breath with him.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Having paused a few seconds to recover breath, he brushed his hat with his elbow, and declared himself ready.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Tom thought he felt the hot breath of his pursuer on his neck as he doubled actively round the corner.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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