second wind
noun Date: 1824 renewed energy or endurance

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  • Second wind — is a phenomenon in distance running, such as marathons or road running (as well as other sports), whereby an athlete who is too out of breath and tired to continue suddenly finds the strength to press on at top performance with less exertion. The …   Wikipedia

  • second\ wind — • second wind • second breath noun 1. the easier breathing that follows difficult breathing when one makes a severe physical effort, as in running or swimming. After the first quarter mile, a mile runner usually gets his second wind and can… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • second wind — If you overcome tiredness and find new energy and enthusiasm, you have second wind …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • second wind — n recovered full power of respiration after the first exhaustion during exertion due to improved heart action …   Medical dictionary

  • second wind — ► NOUN ▪ regained ability to breathe freely during exercise, after having been out of breath …   English terms dictionary

  • second wind — n. 1. the return of relatively normal ease in breathing following the initial exhaustion that occurs during severe exertion or exercise, as while running 2. recovered capacity or renewed energy for continuing any sort of effort …   English World dictionary

  • Second Wind — A second wind is an exercise phenomenonSecond Wind may refer to: * Second Wind (company), the developer of a Sodar based wind profiler and other instrumentation and software for the wind energy industry * Second Wind (film) a 1976 film by Donald… …   Wikipedia

  • second wind — noun 1. renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind • Hypernyms: ↑energy, ↑push,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • second wind — also[second breath] {n.} 1. The easier breathing that follows difficult breathing when one makes a severe physical effort, as in running or swimming./ * /After the first quarter mile, a mile runner usually gets his second wind and can breathe… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • second wind — also[second breath] {n.} 1. The easier breathing that follows difficult breathing when one makes a severe physical effort, as in running or swimming./ * /After the first quarter mile, a mile runner usually gets his second wind and can breathe… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • second wind — n. to get one s second wind * * * [ˌsekənd wɪnd] to get one s second wind …   Combinatory dictionary

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