short of breath

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Definition of short of breath

: 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.

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“Short of breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20of%20breath. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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