Definition of short of breath
- She was short of breath and unable to talk after her run.
- He is overweight and gets short of breath just walking to his car.
: having little length
: not tall or high : low
: not extended in time : brief
: in a curt manner
: for or during a brief time
: at a disadvantage : unawares
: the sum and substance : upshot
: a short syllable
: a short sound or signal
: shortchange, cheat
: to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices
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