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What is another word for wheeze?

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To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound
“Anna began to audibly wheeze, her respirations shallower and in distress.”
To make a husky, squawking noise
To make a sharp sibilant or hissing sound
A piping or whistling sound, typically caused by difficult respiration
“He heard the wheeze of his own painful breathing and then another crash as the bear bid for entry.”
A clever or amusing scheme, idea, or trick
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“Our concern is that this is all a wheeze not to pay rent for the foreseeable future to the detriment of the pension fund.”
An inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs
A project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one
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Any of many rhythmic fluctuations of electric potential between parts of the brain, especially those seen on an electroencephalogram
A sharp sibilant or hissing sound
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