|1.||[ verb ] breathe with difficulty|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology) breathing with a husky or whistling sound|
|3.||[ noun ] (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick|
"a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"
|Related terms:||scheme UK|
|4.||[ noun ] a humorous anecdote or remark|
|Synonyms:||joke gag jest jape yak laugh|
|Related terms:||wit dirty_joke shaggy_dog_story ethnic_joke belly_laugh one-liner funny_story sick_joke sight_gag in-joke punch_line joke joke gag|