Definition of lung-busting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlʌŋ bʌstɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌŋ bʌstɪŋ//
[only before noun]
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needing so much effort and energy that you have difficulty breathing synonym exhausting a lung-busting climb/hill She won a bronze medal for her lung-busting efforts in the 1 500 metres final. More Like This Descriptive compound adjectives with parts of the body back-breaking, ear-splitting, eye-popping, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, lung-busting, jaw-dropping, mind-boggling, nail-biting, rib-tickling, side-splitting, spine-chilling, stomach-churning, toe-curlingSee worksheet.