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wheeze

 (wēz, hwēz)
v. wheezed, wheez·ing, wheez·es
v.intr.
1. To breathe with difficulty, producing a hoarse whistling sound.
2. To make a sound resembling laborious breathing.
v.tr.
To produce or utter with a hoarse whistling sound: The old locomotive wheezed steam.
n.
1. A wheezing sound.
2. Informal An old joke.
3. Chiefly British A clever scheme.

[Middle English whesen, probably from Old Norse hvæsa, to hiss; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.]

wheez′er n.
wheez′ing·ly adv.

wheeze

(wiːz)
vb
1. (Physiology) to breathe or utter (something) with a rasping or whistling sound
2. (intr) to make or move with a noise suggestive of wheezy breathing
n
3. a husky, rasping, or whistling sound or breathing
4. slang Brit a trick, idea, or plan (esp in the phrase good wheeze)
5. informal a hackneyed joke or anecdote
[C15: probably from Old Norse hvǣsa to hiss]
ˈwheezer n
ˈwheezy adj
ˈwheezily adv
ˈwheeziness n

wheeze

(ʰwiz, wiz)

v. wheezed, wheez•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to breathe with difficulty and with a whistling sound: Asthma caused him to wheeze.
2. to make a sound resembling difficult breathing.
n.
3. a wheezing breath or sound.
4. an old and frequently used joke, saying, story, etc.
[1425–75; late Middle English whese (v.), probably < Old Norse hvæsa to hiss]
wheez′er, n.
wheez′ing•ly, adv.

wheeze


Past participle: wheezed
Gerund: wheezing

Imperative
wheeze
wheeze
Present
I wheeze
you wheeze
he/she/it wheezes
we wheeze
you wheeze
they wheeze
Preterite
I wheezed
you wheezed
he/she/it wheezed
we wheezed
you wheezed
they wheezed
Present Continuous
I am wheezing
you are wheezing
he/she/it is wheezing
we are wheezing
you are wheezing
they are wheezing
Present Perfect
I have wheezed
you have wheezed
he/she/it has wheezed
we have wheezed
you have wheezed
they have wheezed
Past Continuous
I was wheezing
you were wheezing
he/she/it was wheezing
we were wheezing
you were wheezing
they were wheezing
Past Perfect
I had wheezed
you had wheezed
he/she/it had wheezed
we had wheezed
you had wheezed
they had wheezed
Future
I will wheeze
you will wheeze
he/she/it will wheeze
we will wheeze
you will wheeze
they will wheeze
Future Perfect
I will have wheezed
you will have wheezed
he/she/it will have wheezed
we will have wheezed
you will have wheezed
they will have wheezed
Future Continuous
I will be wheezing
you will be wheezing
he/she/it will be wheezing
we will be wheezing
you will be wheezing
they will be wheezing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wheezing
you have been wheezing
he/she/it has been wheezing
we have been wheezing
you have been wheezing
they have been wheezing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wheezing
you will have been wheezing
he/she/it will have been wheezing
we will have been wheezing
you will have been wheezing
they will have been wheezing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wheezing
you had been wheezing
he/she/it had been wheezing
we had been wheezing
you had been wheezing
they had been wheezing
Conditional
I would wheeze
you would wheeze
he/she/it would wheeze
we would wheeze
you would wheeze
they would wheeze
Past Conditional
I would have wheezed
you would have wheezed
he/she/it would have wheezed
we would have wheezed
you would have wheezed
they would have wheezed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wheeze - breathing with a husky or whistling sound
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
2.wheeze - (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick; "a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Verb1.wheeze - breathe with difficulty
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

wheeze

verb
1. gasp, whistle, cough, hiss, rasp, catch your breath, breathe roughly His chest problems made him wheeze constantly.
noun
1. gasp, whistle, cough, hiss, rasp He puffed up the stairs, emitting a wheeze at every breath.
2. (Brit. slang) trick, plan, idea, scheme, stunt, ploy, expedient, ruse He came up with a clever wheeze to get round the problem.
Translations
أزيز الصَّدْر عند التَّنَفُّسيَئِز، يَتَنَفَّس بِصُعوبَه
pískatpískotsípánísípat
hive efter vejretpiben
hengittääpihinäpihistäteatterikuiskaus
anda meî erfiîismunum, mása og blásahvæs, más
švokščiantšvokščiantisšvokštimas
sēkšanasēkt
dychčanie
hırıldamakhırıltıhırıltıyla solumaknefes darlığı

wheeze

[wiːz]
A. VIresollar, respirar con silbido
B. VT "yes," he wheezed-si -dijo casi sin voz
C. N
1. (lit) → resuello m (asmático), respiración f sibilante
2. (Brit) (= trick) → truco m, treta f; (= idea) → idea f
that's a good wheezees buena idea
to think up a wheezeidear una treta

wheeze

hwiːz]
n
(= noisy breath) → cornage m
(= idea) → astuce f

wheeze

n
(of person)pfeifender Atem no pl; (of machine)Fauchen nt no pl
(dated inf)Jokus m (dated), → Scherz m; to think up a wheezesich (dat)etwas einfallen lassen
vtkeuchen; to wheeze out a tuneeine Melodie herauspressen
vipfeifend atmen; (machines, asthmatic)keuchen; if he smokes too much he starts to wheezewenn er zu stark raucht, bekommt er einen pfeifenden Atem

wheeze

[wiːz]
1. viansimare

wheeze

(wiːz) verb
to breathe with a hissing sound and with difficulty.
noun
such a sound.
ˈwheezy adjective
ˈwheezily adverb
ˈwheeziness noun

wheeze

n sibilancia (form), silbido (en el pecho); vi tener sibilancias, tener silbidos (en el pecho); Have you been wheezing?..¿Ha tenido sibilancias al respirar?..¿Ha tenido silbidos en el pecho?
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