Gasp

Interjection

  • (humorous) The sound of a gasp.

    "Gasp! What will happen next?"

Noun

  • A short, sudden intake of breath.

    "The audience gave a gasp of astonishment"

  • (Britain, slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).

    "I'm popping out for a gasp."

Verb

  • (intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.

    "We were all gasping when we reached the summit."

  • (intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.

    "The audience gasped as the magician disappeared."

  • To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

    "I'm gasping for a cup of tea."

  • (transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.

    "The old man gasped his last few words."

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