breathing spell
noun see breathing space

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • breathing spell — index halt, lull, pause, respite (interval of rest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • breathing spell — noun a short respite • Syn: ↑breath, ↑breather, ↑breathing place, ↑breathing space, ↑breathing time • Derivationally related forms: ↑breathe (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spell — Synonyms and related words: Jonah, access, act for, add up to, alchemy, allure, alternate, amount to, appeal, argue, arsis, attraction, augur, bad influence, be construed as, beat, becharm, beguile, bespeak, betoken, bewitch, bewitchery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • breathing space — noun 1. a short respite (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑breath, ↑breather, ↑breathing place, ↑breathing spell, ↑breathing time • Derivationally related forms: ↑breathe ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathing place — noun a short respite • Syn: ↑breath, ↑breather, ↑breathing space, ↑breathing spell, ↑breathing time • Derivationally related forms: ↑breathe (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathing time — noun a short respite • Syn: ↑breath, ↑breather, ↑breathing place, ↑breathing space, ↑breathing spell • Derivationally related forms: ↑breathe (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spell — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. charm, trance; talisman; incantation, sorcery, magic; witchery, allure, glamour; enchantment; spellbinding; term, period, interval; time; turn, stretch; breathing spell, respite. See substitution,… …   English dictionary for students

  • breathing space — noun Date: 1599 some time in which to recover, get organized, or get going called also breathing room, breathing spell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breathing space — 1. Also called breathing spell. an opportunity to rest or think. 2. sufficient space in which to move, work, etc.: The train was so crowded that there was hardly breathing space. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • breathing space — breath′ing space n. 1) Also called breath′ing spell . an opportunity to rest or think 2) sufficient space in which to move, work, etc Also called breath′ing room . Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

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