Definition of wheeze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wheeze

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verb
BrE BrE//wiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wheeze
BrE BrE//wiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːz//
 
he / she / it wheezes
BrE BrE//ˈwiːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːzɪz//
 
past simple wheezed
BrE BrE//wiːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːzd//
 
past participle wheezed
BrE BrE//wiːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːzd//
 
-ing form wheezing
BrE BrE//ˈwiːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to breathe noisily and with difficulty He was coughing and wheezing all night. She was wheezing with delight at her own joke. + speech ‘I have a chest infection,’ she wheezed. Word Origin late Middle English: probably from Old Norse hvæsa ‘to hiss’.
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