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verb wheeze pronunciation in British English /wiːz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewheezing
past tensewheezed
past participlewheezed

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to breathe in a noisy way that is uncomfortable for you, usually because you are ill
    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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