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gasp

gasp

 
 
pronunciation:
gaesp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sudden, brief taking in of air through the mouth, because of surprise or difficulty breathing.
There was a gasp of horror from the audience as the monster appeared on screen.
synonyms:
pant
similar words:
gulp, wheeze
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gasped, gasping, gasps
definition 1: to breathe in gasps; struggle for breath; pant.
The runners gasped as they crossed the finish line.
synonyms:
pant
similar words:
gulp, huff, wheeze
definition 2: to say while or as if gasping.
"The barn's on fire!" he gasped.
synonyms:
pant
similar words:
wheeze
derivation: gaspingly (adv.)
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