sigh ( sighs plural & 3rd person present) ( sighing present participle) ( sighed past tense & past participle )
1 verb When you sigh, you let out a deep breath, as a way of expressing feelings such as disappointment, tiredness, or pleasure.
Michael sighed wearily... V prep/adv
Dad sighed and stood up. V
Sigh is also a noun., n-count
She kicked off her shoes with a sigh...
2 verb If you sigh something, you say it with a sigh.
`Oh, sorry. I forgot.'<emdash>`Everyone forgets,' the girl sighed. V with quote
3 If people breathe or heave a sigh of relief, they feel happy that something unpleasant has not happened or is no longer happening.
sigh of relief phrase sigh inflects, PHR after v
There was a big sigh of relief once the economic reform plan was agreed...
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