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verb     wheeze pronunciation in American English
/wiz/    wheeze pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewheezing
past tensewheezed
past participlewheezed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive]Sound effect to breathe in a noisy way that is uncomfortable for you, usually because you are sick

    Cats’ fur makes me wheeze.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something while you are breathing in this way

      Thank you for coming,” the old man wheezed.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] something that wheezes makes a high sound, as though a lot of air is being pushed through it

    Behind me, the electric door wheezed shut.



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