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An example use of breathe in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… that the rallies could breathe easy …”
Breathe means to take in air into the lungs and then exhale it.
the word breathe occurs in english on average 11.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.