Meaning of BREEZE in English

BREEZE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

chilly wind/breeze/air etc

fresh breeze

a fresh breeze

gentle breeze

a gentle breeze

sea breeze

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

chilly

Wednesday, the day of the funeral, was dry and bright but with a chilly breeze .

cool

A cool breeze off the creek rattles the leaves of the locust tree and flutters through the room.

I feel the cool breeze coming down the mountain.

She went back into the house and I waited outside for a while enjoying the cool breeze .

It could happen right now, sitting on a white kitchen chair in a cool breeze and drinking iced tea.

Reading my dreams felt like a cool breeze blowing through my brain.

It was winter at last and a cool breeze blew at night.

The seventh bowl - this must not be taken, Already a cool ethereal breeze Emanates from underneath my arms.

Just warm sunshine and cool breezes .

faint

A faint breeze wafted a salty tang off the sea, jingled the rigging on the rows of yachts.

Beside us the lace curtains bellied in with a faint breeze , then hung inert.

There was a faint following breeze .

A faint breeze caressed the back of her neck.

fresh

The smell was terrible, despite the fresh breezes wafting in from the river.

Dole is no fresh breeze blowing in from the hinterland to shake things up.

A fresh breeze swept the summit.

Her head dropped forward but she did not hear the barrel being opened until a fresh breeze struck her.

He opened the window and a light fresh breeze clutched at the curtains.

A fresh breeze curled the tops of the waves into tiny frills of foam that glistened white on the sapphire sea.

No-one spoke for five minutes as they both glorified in the sun and the light fresh breeze .

The wind dropped from a screaming, gusting gale to a fresh breeze .

gentle

Best established among them is the older Hyatt Cancun Caribe whose pools and beach are cooled by gentle sea breezes .

You should send a strong wind over the rivers, and a gentle breeze upon the orchards.

Uncertain which way to go, Benny gradually became aware of a gentle breeze blowing from the right.

A gentle breeze blew through the windows, lightly rustling the curtains.

Recent bootprints were marked in the thin coating of green sandy soil that had been blown by gentle breezes over the buildings.

A gentle breeze blows out of the west.

A soft June morning with a blue sky and a gentle breeze .

Hear the birds and cicadas, listen for the gentle breeze rustling the leaves.

light

I stretched again, feeling content and at peace, and watched the curtains lift in a light breeze .

In Colusa, warm, smoky, with a light breeze ...

A light breeze came off the sea and provided a little relief from the afternoon heat.

He opened the window and a light fresh breeze clutched at the curtains.

He stood and looked at them sway, feeling a unity with them as his body swayed to the same light breeze .

A light breeze stirred the waters of the bay.

It was a bright, sunny day and a light breeze blew.

slight

The curtains were long and gauzy, fluttering in a slight breeze .

A slight breeze rose to cool his scalp, which had been sun-baked, then doused with water until it tingled.

The slightest breeze to carry her love away.

A slight breeze picks up and you see only occasional flashes of distant lightning that still illuminate the whole sky.

It was cool, a slight breeze drifting over her face, calming the heat of her skin.

Thus, red maple seeds can fly in a very slight breeze , but silver maples need wind.

There was a slight onshore breeze .

All that was left of the original roof was tar-paper strips that lifted in the slightest breeze .

soft

They had been so lucky with the weather; a clear sky, and a soft breeze that kept everyone comfortable.

The frilled, thin white curtains fluttered immaculately in the soft breezes of the open windows.

Hear the birdsong, and the trees rustling in the soft breeze .

Small sailing vessels dotted the sheltered waters within sight of the government buildings, riding an a soft southerly breeze .

The spring sunshine was almost warm and a soft breeze was blowing in from the sea.

stiff

The next day was bright and cold, with a stiff breeze blowing straight down the field.

Put in on a shoe and it will wipe off in a stiff breeze .

Daylight broke, a stiff breeze struck up and the sky clouded over.

A stiff breeze riffles the brush.

The mastheads of beached yachts tinkled in a stiff breeze .

On this day, with its strong swells and a stiff afternoon breeze , seagulls just sat on the surface.

A stiff breeze shoves broken clouds across the moon.

The skill is running down the beach with all your equipment often in a stiff breeze .

strong

A strong breeze ruffled Crossley's hair and made him shiver.

At time it feels like a matter of survival against the elements, keeping your boat upright in a strong breeze .

The door began to swing inwards, but painfully slowly, his weight and the strong breeze hindering its progress.

As he moved into the darkened hallway he could see those conifers bowing deferentially to the strong breeze .

A strong breeze caught the upstanding feathered plumes of her hat and blew it off.

warm

Eline seated herself on a flat piece of stone and felt the warm breeze fan her cheeks with an almost sensuous pleasure.

The little warm breezes which licked the faces of the women were rare.

A breath of warm breeze stirred the cascade of papery pink bougainvillaea just outside the door where she stood.

It was cool, but it was a coolness stirred by warm breezes .

The best beaches are to be found in the south and east, lapped by gentle clear waters and warm sea breezes .

In early June, a flush of tiger swallowtail butterflies has emerged and now sails on warm breezes over the brushy clearing.

When wet these trousers dry quickly in a warm room - quicker still if you're walking in a warm breeze .

■ NOUN

block

This new block is made in a very similar way to the other block but with less brick and more breeze blocks.

evening

The dahabeeyah had moored for the night and the three girls had been up on the top deck enjoying the evening breeze .

There was only a cluster of reeds by the river, rustling dryly in an evening breeze .

I snapped my lighter and the evening breeze promptly blew it out.

To be present at the moment the evening breeze shuddered in the roses?

The balloon rotated gently in the evening breeze , presenting its serial number to him.

The evening breeze once more did its trick with the carpet and the tall arthritic figure of Louis Dersingham limped in.

The car's powerful engine began to tick in the silence as it cooled in the mild evening breeze .

The evening breeze also brought the sounds of singing and he recognised the lusty bellowing of Ranulf.

sea

Best established among them is the older Hyatt Cancun Caribe whose pools and beach are cooled by gentle sea breezes .

The sunlight glimmered off these blades and when the sea breeze swept through they rippled like sequins on a party dress.

The air, fresh and cold, smelled to her as sweet as a sea breeze .

Soon he would smell the first sour tang of winter on the sea breezes .

Open windows receive the sea breeze rolling off the glistening sea.

The best beaches are to be found in the south and east, lapped by gentle clear waters and warm sea breezes .

The same can occur in the hot, dry winds of summer, especially on the beach where sea breezes are active.

■ VERB

blow

Recent bootprints were marked in the thin coating of green sandy soil that had been blown by gentle breezes over the buildings.

I try to let my biases just blow in the breeze .

Black ribbons tied to the wooden limbs blew softly in the breeze , waving at me.

catch

Converse had come to the park to catch the cool breeze that always came before the rain and to read his mail.

The geranium seemed to vibrate for an instant, swaying sideways as if caught by a breeze .

It caught the breeze and went sailing.

Linder appeared to waver for a moment, like a leaf caught in a breeze .

feel

Still she felt that breeze ruffling her hair, biting at her nose.

I feel the cool breeze coming down the mountain.

When you can feel a steady breeze on your back, pull the line gently and call to the helper to release.

I could feel the hot breeze , and I realized that I was wearing no helmet.

She tasted the salt of the sea, felt warm breezes brushing her face.

flap

She made her silent vow to the piece of wallpaper that flapped in the breeze .

The fenders flapped in the breeze , and the engine coughed and wheezed like an old man on his last legs.

His shirt-tails flapping in the breeze , he faced the green at an angle of forty-five degrees and sliced every shot.

Huckleberry's tongue was protruding out of the corner of his mouth and flapping in the breeze !

flutter

The curtains were long and gauzy, fluttering in a slight breeze .

Troops have already cordoned off the surrounding area with white mine tape, which flutters in the slight breeze .

Leave the bow tails long, so they flutter in the breeze when windows are open.

I seemed to hear trumpets and see colourful flags and standards fluttering in the sea breeze .

move

The tall office windows were open to the June air, gauzy curtains moving prettily in the breeze .

shoot

Invited into a back room, I shot the breeze with a married couple who said they ran the place.

Unlike the other candidates, he is always ready to sit in the back of his bus shooting the breeze with reporters.

Here I found four or five members slouched around a deal table shooting the breeze .

sway

The dappled night shadows, the inky blue trees sway lightly in the breeze .

Palm trees are swaying in the breeze , skies are blue and the sea is even bluer.

He was still fishing, the line plumbing the depths of the water, gently swaying in the light breeze .

The peacock silk curtains swayed gently in the breeze .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

shoot the bull/breeze

Cal and I were sitting on the porch, shooting the breeze.

Here I found four or five members slouched around a deal table shooting the breeze.

Invited into a back room, I shot the breeze with a married couple who said they ran the place.

Unlike the other candidates, he is always ready to sit in the back of his bus shooting the breeze with reporters.

stiff wind/breeze

A stiff breeze riffles the brush.

A stiff breeze shoves broken clouds across the moon.

Daylight broke, a stiff breeze struck up and the sky clouded over.

Put in on a shoe and it will wipe off in a stiff breeze.

The mastheads of beached yachts tinkled in a stiff breeze.

The next day was bright and cold, with a stiff breeze blowing straight down the field.

The skill is running down the beach with all your equipment often in a stiff breeze.

Within minutes a stiff wind was blowing over the harbor.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A cool breeze blew in off the sea.

A gentle breeze ruffled her hair.

Flags waved in the breeze .

Her black hair was blowing in the breeze as she waved goodbye to me.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A mild breeze was picking up, offsetting the heavy blanket of sunshine that settled on my arms.

Invited into a back room, I shot the breeze with a married couple who said they ran the place.

Our cruising grounds afford an almost constant sailing breeze and long hours of clear sunshine throughout the summer months.

That made Jay nervous again but Peter assured him they would manage, it was dead easy, a breeze .

The chill in the air caught me by surprise, a sharp mountain night breeze .

The second set was a breeze for Clement.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

stiff wind/breeze

A stiff breeze riffles the brush.

A stiff breeze shoves broken clouds across the moon.

Daylight broke, a stiff breeze struck up and the sky clouded over.

Put in on a shoe and it will wipe off in a stiff breeze.

The mastheads of beached yachts tinkled in a stiff breeze.

The next day was bright and cold, with a stiff breeze blowing straight down the field.

The skill is running down the beach with all your equipment often in a stiff breeze.

Within minutes a stiff wind was blowing over the harbor.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He could breeze through almost any public situation.

I breezed away into a corner where I could sip my vodka-less tonic and mope.

I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.

In the city, I stood at the window and identified the cars as they breezed by.

It was dejavu as he breezed in to outwit O'Hare a second time.

She took herself seriously, and she knew what fitness was about, breezing through the exercises without even breathing hard.

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