Exaggerate vs Wheeze - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between exaggerate and wheeze
is that exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact while wheeze
is to breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
As a noun wheeze is
a piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
- I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate !
- He said he'd slept with hundreds of girls, but I know he's exaggerating . The real number is about ten.
* (overstate) downplay, understate
A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
(British, slang) An ulterior scheme or plan
* 2011 "
Road rage; High petrol prices hurt, but will not throttle the economy", The Economist 19 November 2011:
(slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
- The main point of fuel duty, though, is as a fiscal wheeze : it made up 5% of the tax take in 2010.
- The new comedy is a wheeze .
- You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze !
* See also
To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
* 2001 , (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 443)
- If the air smelled even faintly of dog, Lionel coughed, wheezed and sneezed.