gasp definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to-draw inside air sharply, as from surprise.
    • To breathe convulsively or laboriously.
    • to start the mouth broad in catching the air, or perhaps in laborious respiration; to work for breathing; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
    • To pant with eagerness; to exhibit vehement need.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter in a breathless fashion.
    • To produce or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
  • noun:
    • A short convulsive consumption or getting associated with breath.
    • a brief, unexpected intake of breath.
    • (slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).
    • The work of starting the lips convulsively to catch the air; a labored respiration; a painful catching associated with the air.
    • The work of getting the breath with open mouth; labored respiration; a short, convulsive catching of this breath.
    • a short labored intake of breathing aided by the mouth available
  • verb:
    • : To draw in the breath instantly, just as if from a shock.
    • : To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
    • : To speak in a breathless manner
    • breathe noisily, as whenever one is exhausted
  • others:
    • To work for breath with available lips; respire convulsively; pant with great work.
    • To desire with eagerness; crave vehemently.
    • To give off or complete gaspingly: with away, forth, away, etc.

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