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noun [countable] mainly literary gasp pronunciation in American English /ɡæsp/
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  1. a sudden noisy breath that is usually caused by surprise, shock, or pain
    gasp of: a gasp of pain/surprise/relief
    give/let out a gasp: Michelle recognized him and gave a gasp of shock.
    1. a.
      an attempt to get enough air into your lungs by breathing in quickly
      She fought for breath, taking in great gasps of air.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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