verb (used without object), wheezed, wheez·ing.
Origin of wheeze
Examples from the Web for wheeze
Many sniffle and wheeze antidotes are in the list of the 100 most frequently prescribed medications in 2013.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a wheeze, a cough, a sigh and a groan, and the Tag started off as if she had never an idea of balking.Tom Fairfield in Camp|Allen Chapman
It is merely one more variant of the "fate-cannot-harm-me-I-have-dined-to-day" wheeze.A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland|Meg Gehrts
Its movements, the cinder drift, the wheeze of the safety valve, told that the machinery was being manipulated.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher|Allen Chapman
Word Origin for wheeze
mid-15c., probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hvoesa "to hiss," Danish hvæse) cognate with Old English hwæst "act of blowing," hwosan "to cough," from an imitative root. Related: Wheezed; wheezing. The noun is first recorded 1834.