fight for breath

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fight for breath

: to struggle to breathe
  • When they brought him to the hospital, he was fighting for breath.

Word by Word Definitions

fight play
  1. : to contend in battle or physical combat

  2. : to engage in boxing

  3. : to put forth a determined effort

  1. : a hostile encounter : battle, combat

  2. : a boxing match

  3. : a verbal disagreement : argument

breath play
  1. : air filled with a fragrance or odor

  2. : a slight indication : suggestion

  3. : the faculty of breathing


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