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 for breeze
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeze \Breeze\, v. i.
     To blow gently. [R.] --J. Barlow.
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     To breeze up (Naut.), to blow with increasing freshness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeze \Breeze\, n. [F. brise; akin to It. brezza breeze, Sp.
     briza, brisa, a breeze from northeast, Pg. briza northeast
     wind; of uncertain origin; cf. F. bise, Pr. bisa, OHG. bisa,
     north wind, Arm. biz northeast wind.]
     1. A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.
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              Into a gradual calm the breezes sink. --Wordsworth.
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     2. An excited or ruffed state of feeling; a flurry of
        excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel; as, the discovery
        produced a breeze. [Colloq.]
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     Land breeze, a wind blowing from the land, generally at
        night.
  
     Sea breeze, a breeze or wind blowing, generally in the
        daytime, from the sea.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeze \Breeze\, n. [F. braise cinders, live coals. See
     Brasier.]
     1. Refuse left in the process of making coke or burning
        charcoal.
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     2. (Brickmaking) Refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used
        in the burning of bricks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeze \Breeze\, Breeze fly \Breeze" fly`\, n. [OE. brese, AS.
     bri['o]sa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D.
     brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble,
     L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse,
     to roar, rush.] (Zool.)
     A fly of various species, of the family Tabanid[ae], noted
     for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking
     their blood; -- called also horsefly, and gadfly. They
     are among the largest of two-winged or dipterous insects. The
     name is also given to different species of botflies. [Written
     also breese and brize.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  breeze
      n 1: a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled
           by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his
           neck" [syn: breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air]
      2: any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product
         will be no picnic" [syn: cinch, breeze, picnic, snap,
         duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece
         of cake]
      v 1: blow gently and lightly; "It breezes most evenings at the
           shore"
      2: to proceed quickly and easily

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "breeze":
     air, ball the jack, barrel, blast, blow, blow a hurricane,
     blow great guns, blow over, blow up, blubber, bluster, boom,
     bowl along, breath, breeze along, breeze up, brew, brush, butter,
     carry by storm, cinch, clay, clip, come up, cooling breeze,
     cushion, cut along, dough, down, draught, easy target, easy thing,
     eiderdown, feather bed, feathers, fleece, fleet, flit, floss, flue,
     fluff, fly, fly low, foam, foot, freshen, gale, gather,
     gentle wind, go fast, gust, highball, huff, kapok, lead-pipe cinch,
     light air, light breeze, light wind, make knots, moderate breeze,
     nip, nothing, ocean breeze, onshore breeze, outstrip the wind,
     picnic, pie, piece of cake, pillow, pipe, pipe up, plush,
     pour it on, pudding, puff, pushover, putty, rage, rip, romp home,
     rubber, satin, scorch, sea breeze, set in, setup, silk, sinecure,
     sitting duck, sizzle, skim, slide, slip, snap, softblowing wind,
     speed, squall, storm, storm along, swansdown, sweep, take by storm,
     tear, tear along, thistledown, thunder along, velvet, waft,
     walk off with, walk over, waltz, waltz off with, wax, whiff,
     whiffle, whisk, whiz, win going away, win hands down, wind, wool,
     zephyr, zing, zip, zoom
  
  

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