wheeze out

wheeze out

1. To utter some words with difficulty in a strained, rasping, or whistling voice. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wheeze" and "out." My grandfather wheezed out something to my mother right before he passed away, but I couldn't hear what he said. A man burst into the police station, but he was so out of breath that he could barely wheeze anything out.
2. To emit some noise in a manner resembling such laborious breathing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wheeze" and "out." The old truck wheezes some goofy tune out when you press on the horn. I tried playing the accordion she brought down from the attic, but it was in such bad condition that it could only wheeze out a couple of notes out.
See also: out
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wheeze something out

to say something, while wheezing; to say something, using a wheeze for a voice. (As if one is out of breath.) He was out of breath from running and was only able to wheeze a few words out. Liz wheezed out a quick hello.
See also: out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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