Meaning of “winded” in the English Dictionary

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"winded" in British English

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windedadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˈwɪn.dɪd/ us /ˈwɪn.dɪd/

temporarily unable to breathe, either when hit in the stomach or after taking hard physical exercise:

Mark is so unfit - he gets winded just from walking up a flight of stairs.

(Definition of “winded” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"winded" in American English

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windedadjective

us /ˈwɪn·dɪd/

having difficulty breathing, usually because you have just done some physical activity that caused you to breathe too quickly:

He was overweight and out of shape, and he got winded easily.

(Definition of “winded” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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