Gasp

Definition of Gasp

Pronunciation: gåsp
v. i.1.To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
[imp. & p. p. Gasped (gåspt); p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.]
She gasps and struggles hard for life.
- Lloyd.
2.To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To emit or utter with gasps; - with forth, out, away, etc.
And with short sobs he gasps away his breath.
- Dryden.
n.1.The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.
At the last gasp
at the point of death.
- Addison.

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