an intake of breath
- a sudden act of breathing in, especially when you are shocked by something
There was a sudden intake of breath from the audience.
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(an) intake of breath — an intake of breath phrase a sudden act of breathing in, especially when you are shocked by something There was a sudden intake of breath from the audience. Thesaurus: lungs and breathinghyponym Main entry: intake … Useful english dictionary
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intake — noun 1 amount of food/drink taken into the body ADJECTIVE ▪ high ▪ moderate ▪ low ▪ increased ▪ total ▪ … Collocations dictionary
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intake — in|take [ˈınteık] n 1.) [singular, U] the amount of food, drink etc that you take into your body intake of ▪ Try to reduce your intake of fat. a high/low intake ▪ a high intake of carbohydrates food/alcohol/calorie etc intake ▪ Sickness may… … Dictionary of contemporary English
intake — [[t]ɪ̱nteɪk[/t]] intakes 1) N SING: with supp, oft N of n Your intake of a particular kind of food, drink, or air is the amount that you eat, drink, or breathe in. Your intake of alcohol should not exceed two units per day... Reduce your salt… … English dictionary
intake — 01. I had to cut down on my coffee [intake] because I was having trouble sleeping at night. 02. You simply have to reduce your [intake] of fat if you don t want to have another heart attack. 03. An excessive [intake] of alcohol can cause a… … Grammatical examples in English
intake */ — UK [ˈɪnteɪk] / US [ˈɪnˌteɪk] noun Word forms intake : singular intake plural intakes 1) a) [singular] the amount of something that you eat or drink Reduce your intake of salt, sugar, and junk foods. b) the amount of a chemical or another… … English dictionary
intake — in|take [ ın,teık ] noun * 1. ) singular the amount of something that you eat or drink: Reduce your intake of salt, sugar, and junk foods. a ) the amount of a chemical or another substance that enters your body: intake of: a good intake of… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
breath group — noun : a stretch of utterance between two pauses of sufficient length for an intake of breath to be made at each * * * Phonet. a sequence of sounds articulated in the course of a single exhalation; an utterance or part of an utterance produced… … Useful english dictionary