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Meaning of GASP

Pronunciation:  gasp

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  1. [n]  a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted"
  2. [v]  breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

GASP is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: heave, pant, pant, puff
 See Also: aspiration, blow, breathing in, inhalation, inspiration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gasp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gasped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gasping}.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. geispa
    to yawn; akin to Sw. g["a]spa, Dan. gispe to gasp.]
    1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in
       laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire
       convulsively; to pant violently.
             She gasps and struggles hard for life. --Lloyd.
    2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
             Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
  2. \Gasp\, v. t.
    To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
          And with short sobs he gasps away his breath. --Dryden.
  3. \Gasp\, n.
    The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the
    breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the
    {At the last gasp}, at the point of death. --Addison.
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