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English noun: gasp

1. gasp (act) a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

SamplesShe gave a gasp and fainted.


Broader (hypernym)aspiration, breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, intake

English verb: gasp

1. gasp (body) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

SamplesThe runners reached the finish line, panting heavily.

Synonymsheave, pant, puff

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)blow

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