Synonyms of 'wheeze'
a wheezing breath or soundShe puffed up the stairs, emitting a wheeze at every breath.
a trick or plan(British, slang) She came up with a clever wheeze to get round the problem.
That was a really mean trick.
She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
It's a good idea to keep a stock of tins in the cupboard.
a quick money-making scheme
a bold promotional stunt
a cynical marketing ploy
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
This was a ruse to divide them.
No one told worse jokes than Claus.
The parents all shared interesting stories about their children.
He made a nasty crack about her weight.
He made a gag about bald men.
anecdote, , ,
He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
in the sense of anecdote
a short amusing account of an incidentHe has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
in the sense of crack
a gibe or jokeHe made a nasty crack about her weight.
See related content
Thesaurus for wheeze from the Collins English Thesaurus
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.