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gasp

gasp

 
 
pronunciation:
gaesp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sudden, brief, convulsive taking in of air through the mouth, as in shock or a condition of breathlessness.
synonyms:
pant
similar words:
choke, gulp, wheeze
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gasped, gasping, gasps
definition: to breathe in gasps; struggle for breath; pant.
synonyms:
pant
similar words:
gulp, huff, wheeze
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to say while or as if gasping.
"The barn's on fire!" he gasped.
synonyms:
pant
similar words:
wheeze
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derivation: gaspingly (adv.)
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