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  • as inkick back
  • as inpause
  • as inwheeze
  • as incatch one's breath
  • as ingasp

synonyms for catch ones 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 ones breath in a sentence

We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.
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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
Then the croupier tears open two packets of new cards, flinging the old ones into a waste-paper basket at his side.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
We know one thing—the men that killed Rutter are the ones that held us up, and got off with that money of mine.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
As the girl said this, she looked full into the young man's eyes, with her great, appealing ones.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
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Each day he was sending serenely confident telegrams to Calcutta and receiving equally reassuring ones from a fatuous Viceroy.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
If I could catch Laura's eye—but I suppose it would hardly be decent to go just yet.
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In comparison with the engines now in use, these Americans were very small ones.
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Some of the toys, though, were very peculiar ones—different from anything you ever saw.
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