[ US /ˈɡæsp/ ]
[ UK /ɡˈɑːsp/ ]
  1. breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily
  1. a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
    she gave a gasp and fainted
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How To Use gasp In A Sentence

  • Following the sound, Silk found himself among the sellers he sought Hobbled deer reared and plunged, their soft brown eyes wild with fright; a huge snake lifted its flat, malevolent head, hissing like a kettle on the stove; live salmon gasped and splashed in murky, glass-fronted tanks; pigs grunted, lambs baaed, chickens squawked, and milling goats eyed passersby with curiosity and sharp suspicion. Nightside The Long Sun
  • She nearly gasped out loud at this insult.
  • But their brief respite in the conditioned air of the shuttle made that first step outside a gasper. Cattle Town
  • It is, at times, so moving it will make you want to gasp or cry. Times, Sunday Times
  • I nearly gasp out loud, one hand flying back to my mouth.
  • She feigned shock and gasped in mock horror.
  • 'It must be -- eight o'clock,' said the gasping voice -- '_eight o'clock_;' and the tone became a whisper, as though the idea thus half involuntarily revealed had been drawn jealously back into the strongholds of consciousness. Robert Elsmere
  • The following morning the pond was seriously cloudy and smelly and the fish were gasping for air. Times, Sunday Times
  • Today, we no longer gasp when we hear a teenage girl is pregnant or whisper about unmarried couples who live together.
  • He dips his chin, and just as an expectant gasp ripples through the crowd, Eddie launches himself over the wall into a bramble of wild roses.
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