Definition Of gasp


a convulsive catching of breath.

his breath was coming in gasps

inhale suddenly with the mouth open, out of pain or astonishment.

a woman gasped in horror at the sight of him

Example Of gasp

  • "You guys, " she gasped through her laughter.

  • All I could hear was my own breath, coming in gasps .

  • Amid the gasps from the audience, the senators' faces drained of smugness.

  • As he finished saying this, he heard a soft gasp for air, and delayed breathing.

  • As the city gasps for fiscal air, it's only fair to be clear that the city's budget difficulties are a result of provincial mendacity and not local mismanagement.

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