Definition of Catch one's breath

1. Verb. Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax. "Sam and Sue catch one\'s breath"

Exact synonyms: Breathe, Rest, Take A Breather
Generic synonyms: Break, Intermit, Pause
Derivative terms: Breather, Breathing, Rest, Rester

Definition of Catch one's breath

1. Verb. To take a break, or rest while doing a strenuous activity, so that one's breathing becomes easier. ¹

2. Verb. To take in a breath sharply and hold it, usually in reaction to a sudden shock, or surprise. ¹

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