English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'wheeze'

(verb) 
Definition
to breathe with a rasping or whistling sound
His chest problems made him wheeze constantly.
Synonyms
gasp
He gasped for air before being pulled under again.
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whistle
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hiss
The air hissed out of the pipe.
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catch your breath
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breathe roughly
(noun) 
Definition
a wheezing breath or sound
She puffed up the stairs, emitting a wheeze at every breath.
Synonyms
,
whistle
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(noun) 
Definition
a trick or plan
(British, slang)  She came up with a clever wheeze to get round the problem.
Synonyms
trick
That was a really mean trick.
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plan
She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
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idea
It's a good idea to keep a stock of tins in the cupboard.
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scheme
a quick money-making scheme
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stunt
a bold promotional stunt
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wrinkle (informal)
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ploy
a cynical marketing ploy
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expedient
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
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ruse
This was a ruse to divide them.
(noun) 
(informal) 
Synonyms
joke
No one told worse jokes than Claus.
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story
The parents all shared interesting stories about their children.
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crack (slang)
He made a nasty crack about her weight.
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gag (informal)
He made a gag about bald men.
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anecdote
He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
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chestnut (informal)
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one-liner (slang)
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old joke

Additional synonyms

in the sense of anecdote
Definition
a short amusing account of an incident
He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
Synonyms
short story,
yarn (informal),
reminiscence,
urban myth,
urban legend
in the sense of crack
Definition
a gibe or joke
He made a nasty crack about her weight.
Synonyms
dig,
gag (informal),
funny remark,
smart-alecky remark
in the sense of expedient
Definition
something that achieves a particular purpose
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.

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