fighting/struggling for breath

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fighting/struggling for breath

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

Word by Word Definitions

fighting play
  1. : designed, intended, or trained to fight in combat

  2. : fit to fight

  3. : having or showing a readiness to fight : aggressive — see also fighting chance, fighting word

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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