What does the word wheeze mean?

Usage examples for wheeze

  1. But instead of beginning to cough and wheeze, I began to breathe better than before. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. Perfectly indignant, Lucy threw the herbs, bag and all, into the fire, thereby filling the house with an odor which made the asthmatic old doctor wheeze and blow wonderfully during the evening. – Homestead on the Hillside by Mary Jane Holmes
  3. But throughout the racket- the strife of tongues, the boisterous guffaw over some cheap " wheeze"- the recollection of the shaded room, of that last good- bye in the cloudless noontide pressed like a living weight upon his heart. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
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