short of breath

Definition of short of breath

  1. :  having difficulty breathing 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.

Word by Word Definitions

shortplay
  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

    :  to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices

breathplay
  1. :  air filled with a fragrance or odor

    :  a slight indication :  suggestion

    :  the faculty of breathing


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