fighting/struggling for breath

Definition of fighting/struggling for breath

:having a lot of difficulty breathing
  • He was fighting/struggling for breath.

Word by Word Definitions

fight play fighting
  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

struggle play struggling
  1. : to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition

  2. : to proceed with difficulty or with great effort

  1. : contest, strife

  2. : a violent effort or exertion : an act of strongly motivated striving

  3. : tussle

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

  2. : a slight indication : suggestion

  3. : the faculty of breathing


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