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To pant or breathe, especially with difficulty
“The air began to thicken, and I began to gasp for breath.”
To make a husky, squawking noise
To voice or produce an audible sound
Make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress
Plural for a convulsive catching of breath
“I realized that I had forgotten to breathe and drew a deep gasp of air into my lungs.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a deep and hoarse sound, voice or call
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