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verb [intransitive] mainly literary gasp pronunciation in American English /ɡæsp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygasp
he/she/itgasps
present participlegasping
past tensegasped
past participlegasped
  1. to breathe in suddenly, for example because you are surprised, shocked, or in pain
    gasp at: I literally gasped at how beautiful it was.
    He gasped as the freezing water hit his body.
    1. a.
      to make a violent effort to breathe because you need more air
      gasp for air/breath: Laura coughed and spluttered as she gasped for air.

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