Meaning of winded in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪndɪd/

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  • Having difficulty breathing because of exertion or a blow to the stomach.

    ‘she wasn't really hurt, just winded’
    • ‘By the time we got across the Anzac Bridge, I was winded.’
    • ‘She's at my door window, wheezing, winded, fogging the glass.’
    • ‘I can't walk across the street without feeling winded.’
    • ‘I suddenly felt winded, like someone had punched me in my stomach.’
    • ‘She was winded by the time we reached the end.’
    • ‘Despite being winded moments earlier, Banstead keeper Paul Borg also made a fine save to deny Filler.’
    • ‘Winded, she would have gone down had he not caught her.’
    • ‘Chamberlain's body fat was 24.6 percent and he was easily winded.’
    • ‘Took a while to get going after being winded but exploded in the second half.’
    • ‘Her mother had recently died and she was winded with shock and grief.’
    • ‘At Bootham Crescent in August 2001, after an innocuous challenge by City defender Mike Basham, Lockwood thought he had been badly winded.’
    • ‘The script punches you, knuckles out, between the shoulder blades - you laugh as though you have been winded.’
    • ‘She moves slightly, which is the only sign that she's okay, and coughs a bit, obviously winded.’
    • ‘Since I wasn't as fit as he was, I couldn't keep up because I was so easily winded.’
    • ‘He was getting winded, and Liz kept moving faster in her excitement at seeing the lighthouse.’
    • ‘Robert was severely winded, and James eventually closed out a 4/3 win on the 16th.’
    • ‘You may get winded easily as your uterus expands beneath your diaphragm, the muscle just below your lungs.’
    • ‘Finally, a winded Blaine plopped down in a small clearing, and breathed hard.’
    • ‘So without being long winded, this case does not have the cooling it would take to make me feel comfortable about it.’
    • ‘Winded, I curl into a ball on my side, tip my head back and gasp for breath.’