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
The film does, however, imagine Kopechne’s final seconds, or minutes, as gasping for air in the rapidly filling car underwater, while her date for the evening failed to rescue her, or even try very hard.
On March 1, 2016, Danbury police found a woman gasping for breath in a gas station restroom.
Carlos Tocci looked up at the sky above center field in Globe Life Park and gasped.
Add a smartphone’s microphone to listen for snoring, and EverSleep can spot signs of sleep apnea, which is associated with agitation, gasping, and low blood oxygen.
Bystanders can be heard gasping as the man stands up, who apparently was not ready to let the argument go.
Finally, Winston’s last-gasp half-court heave smacked off the glass, wide left.
Carly Novell woke up early Wednesday in a panic, gasping for air in her Parkland, Fla. bedroom as her mind flashed back to the life-altering day a gunman stormed her high school and killed 17 people.
The second is the way the smoke moves, puffing out of windows and under doors, then being sucked back inside, as if the fire were gasping for more fuel upon which to feed.
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Origin and Etymology of gasp
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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