—n. 1. a wind or current of air, esp. a light or moderate one.
2. a wind of 4–31 mph (2–14 m/sec).
3. Informal.an easy task; something done or carried on without difficulty: Finding people to join in the adventure was a breeze. 4. Chiefly Brit. Informal.a disturbance or quarrel.
5. shoot or bat the breeze,Slang. a. to converse aimlessly; chat.
b. to talk nonsense or exaggerate the truth: He likes to shoot the breeze, so don't take everything he says seriously.
—v.i. 1. (of the wind) to blow a breeze (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It breezed from the west all day. 2. to move in a self-confident or jaunty manner: She breezed up to the police officer and asked for directions. 3. Informal.to proceed quickly and easily; move rapidly without intense effort (often fol. by along, into, or through): He breezed through the task. The car breezed along the highway.
—v.t. 1. to cause to move in an easy or effortless manner, esp. at less than full speed: The boy breezed the horse around the track. 2. breeze in,Slang. a. to win effortlessly: He breezed in with an election plurality of 200,000. b. Also,breeze intoor out. to move or act with a casual or careless attitude: He breezed out without paying attention to anyone. 3. breeze up,Atlantic States. to become windy.
Pronunciation: (brēz),[key] —n. 1. cinders, ash, or dust from coal, coke, or charcoal.
2. concrete, brick, or cinder block in which such materials form a component.