fighting/struggling for breath

Definition of fighting/struggling for breath

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

Word by Word Definitions

fightplay fighting
  1. :  to contend in battle or physical combat

    :  to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons

    :  to engage in boxing

  1. :  a hostile encounter :  battle, combat

    :  a boxing match

    :  a verbal disagreement :  argument

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

    :  to proceed with difficulty or with great effort

  1. :  contest, strife

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

    :  tussle

  1. :  air filled with a fragrance or odor

    :  a slight indication :  suggestion

    :  the faculty of breathing

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to cast off or become cast off

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