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catching breath

  • verbtake a short break
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Synonyms for catching breath

verb take a short break
  • breathe
  • ease off
  • mellow out
  • recuperate
  • relax
  • rest
  • sit down
  • slow down
  • stop for a breath
  • take a break
  • take ten
  • wind down

More words related to catching breath

gasp

verb. draw breath in sharply
  • blow
  • catch one's breath
  • choke
  • convulse
  • fight for breath
  • gulp
  • heave
  • inhale
  • inspire
  • pant
  • puff
  • respire
  • sniffle
  • snort
  • wheeze
  • whoop

kick back

verb. relax

pause

verb. wait, delay

wheeze

verb. breathe roughly, heavily
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