What does the word breathe mean?

Usage examples for breathe

  1. I can't breathe in this wretched house a moment longer- let's be off!" – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. We need time to train men and to let the land breathe. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  3. Prince Ugo was expected daily, and Mrs. Garrison was beginning to breathe easily again. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon