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Noun
A convulsive catching of breath
“I realized that I had forgotten to breathe and drew a deep gasp of air into my lungs.”
Noun
An expression of shock, surprise or disgust
“There was an audible gasp from the audience after the telling of the tasteless joke, and justly so.”
Noun
A piping or whistling sound, typically caused by difficult respiration
Noun
Gasping
Verb
To pant or breathe, especially with difficulty
“The air began to thicken, and I began to gasp for breath.”
Verb
Make husky, squawking noise
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Falter
Verb
To consume a liquid
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Verb
Make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress
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