Examples of gasp in a Sentence
Mom gasped in surprise at the sight of my sister's new haircut.
He gasped as he stepped into the icy water.
a dying man gasping for breath
She was gasping for air.
Recent Examples of gasp from the Web
Rothstein performed several tricks that had the audience gasping, and kept it upbeat with jokes, as well as several prizes and awards for audience members.
The mom and daughter gasped in disbelief and then both burst into tears at the front desk window, returning home with the money later that day.
That means time for family, friends and (gasp) even hobbies.
Parents in the Cypress cafeteria audibly gasped after head of school Bob Berk told them Cypress has to raise about $600,000 to balance its budget for the next school year.
As onlookers gasped and the Internet threatened to break under the sudden infusion of glee, Fox News' most famous talking head began literally and spiritually tweeting through it.
One commuter could be seen looking at his phone and didn't notice the deer, while another woman gasped in disbelief as the deer darted by.
Rather than allowing him to react to the humor of the world that existed around him, he was reacted against in a fish-out-of-water fashion that made the character feel trite and gasping for significance in comparison to his comic book counterpart.
Mr Bolton’s brisk approach leaves some analysts gasping.
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GASP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gasp for English Language Learners
: to breathe in suddenly and loudly with your mouth open because of surprise, shock, or pain
: to breathe with difficulty
: to say (something) with quick, difficult breaths
GASP Defined for Kids
Definition of gasp for Students
- I could see … spectators gasping at moves no human had ever made before.
- —Jerry Spinelli, Crash
- The runners were gasping after the race.
- “I think we're lost,” she gasped.
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