Definition of short-winded in US English:



  • (of a person) out of breath or quickly becoming so.

    • ‘After all, dope or hemp was partially responsible for our low standing in academics, athletics, and achievements; we were the first generation of teens more short-winded than our own grandparents.’
    • ‘The illness certainly affects a patients' quality of life because they often wake up short-winded, experience severe coughing or are hit by a heavy sensation in the chest.’
    • ‘I would get so short winded, after just walking a few feet that I didn't want to go anywhere.’
    • ‘Though short-winded, I was ready for the second pass.’
    • ‘You get short-winded easily and you just aren't feeling your best.’
    out of breath, panting, puffing, gasping, gasping for breath, huffing and puffing, puffing and blowing, puffed, puffed out, gulping, gulping for breath, wheezing, wheezy, choking, winded
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