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Definition of sigh verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sigh
    he / she / it sighs
    past simple sighed
    -ing form sighing
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  1. 1[intransitive] to take and then let out a long, deep breath that can be heard, to show that you are disappointed, sad, tired, etc. He sighed deeply at the thought. sigh with something She sighed with relief that it was all over.
  2. 2[transitive] + speech to say something with a sigh “Oh well, better luck next time,” she sighed.
  3. 3[intransitive] (literary) (especially of the wind) to make a long sound like a sigh the sighing of the wind through the trees branches sighing in the wind
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sigh

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