To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
Hence, to lament; to grieve.
To make a sound like sighing.
To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent.
Ed Koch will never 'rest in peace.' That was not his way. He was always nervously squirming, while making others squirm as well. Comfort was not his goal. He understood that to be a proud and assertive Jew meant never being able to leave a sigh of relief and say, 'It's over, we are at peace, we can now put down our guard and relax.' Alan Dershowitz
sigh in Danish is sukke
sigh in Dutch is zuchten, kreunen
sigh in French is soupir
sigh in German is seufze, Seufzer, seufzen, Seufzen
sigh in Italian is sospirare
sigh in Spanish is suspiro, suspirar
sigh in Swedish is suck, sucka
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