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wheeze


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wheeze
     1. n. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
     2. n. An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper", a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
     3. n. (UK, slang) An ulterior scheme or plan
     4. n. (slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
     5. v. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

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Who could have thought up a more splendid marketing wheeze

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