Definition of Gasp

1. Noun. A short labored intake of breath with the mouth open. "She gave a gasp and fainted"

Exact synonyms: Pant
Generic synonyms: Aspiration, Breathing In, Inhalation, Inspiration, Intake
Derivative terms: Pant, Pant



2. Verb. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted. "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
Exact synonyms: Heave, Pant, Puff
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Heaving, Pant, Panting, Puff, Puffing

Definition of Gasp

1. v. i. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.

2. v. t. To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.

3. n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.

Definition of Gasp

1. Noun. A short, sudden intake of breath. ¹

2. Noun. (British) (slang) : A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper). ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) : To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) : To breathe laboriously or convulsively. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) : To speak in a breathless manner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gasp

1. to breathe convulsively [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Gasp

1. 1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labour 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." (Spenser) Origin: OE. Gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. Geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. Gaspa, Dan. Gispe to gasp. To emit or utter with gasps; with forth, out, away, etc. "And with short sobs he gasps away his breath." (Dryden) 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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