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- Having difficulty breathing; gasping.
- That makes one hold one's breath (with excitement etc.).
2017 March 14, Stuart James, “Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save”, in the Guardian:
- By that stage Sevilla were down to 10 men and Jorge Sampaoli, their manager, had been sent to the stands as a breathless encounter started to spiral out of control.
- Not breathing; apparently dead.
- Having no wind; still, calm or airless.
having difficulty breathing; gasping
that makes one hold one's breath
not breathing; apparently dead
having no wind; still, calm or airless