wheeze - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlewheezing
past tensewheezed
past participlewheezed
  1. 1

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    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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