second wind


second wind
noun
1. renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
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She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting

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the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind

Hypernyms: ↑energy, ↑push, ↑get-up-and-go
2. the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion

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noun [singular]
: a feeling of new energy that allows you to continue to do something after you had begun to feel tired

The sight of the finish line gave the runners a second wind.

He suddenly got his second wind and was able to complete the project on time.

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ˌsecond ˈwind [second wind] noun singular (informal)
new energy that makes you able to continue with sth that had made you tired

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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