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gasp

 (găsp)
v. gasped, gasp·ing, gasps
v.intr.
1. To draw in the breath sharply, as from shock.
2. To breathe convulsively or laboriously: gasping for air.
v.tr.
To utter in a breathless manner.
n.
A short convulsive intake or catching of the breath.

[Middle English gaspen, gaispen, to gape, yawn, from Old Norse geispa, to yawn.]

gasp

(ɡɑːsp)
vb
1. (intr) to draw in the breath sharply, convulsively, or with effort, esp in expressing awe, horror, etc
2. (intr; foll by after or for) to crave
3. (often foll by: out) to utter or emit breathlessly
n
4. a short convulsive intake of breath
5. a short convulsive burst of speech
6. at the last gasp
a. at the point of death
b. at the last moment
[C14: from Old Norse geispa to yawn; related to Swedish dialect gispa, Danish gispe]
ˈgaspingly adv

gasp

(gæsp, gɑsp)
n.
1. a sudden, short intake of breath, as in shock or surprise.
2. a convulsive effort to breathe.
3. a short, convulsive utterance.
v.i.
4. to catch one's breath.
5. to struggle for breath with the mouth open.
v.t.
6. to utter with gasps (often fol. by out, forth, away, etc.).
Idioms:
last gasp, final collapse; dying moments.
[1350–1400; probably < Old Norse geispa; akin to gape]
gasp′ing•ly, adv.

gasp


Past participle: gasped
Gerund: gasping

Imperative
gasp
gasp
Present
I gasp
you gasp
he/she/it gasps
we gasp
you gasp
they gasp
Preterite
I gasped
you gasped
he/she/it gasped
we gasped
you gasped
they gasped
Present Continuous
I am gasping
you are gasping
he/she/it is gasping
we are gasping
you are gasping
they are gasping
Present Perfect
I have gasped
you have gasped
he/she/it has gasped
we have gasped
you have gasped
they have gasped
Past Continuous
I was gasping
you were gasping
he/she/it was gasping
we were gasping
you were gasping
they were gasping
Past Perfect
I had gasped
you had gasped
he/she/it had gasped
we had gasped
you had gasped
they had gasped
Future
I will gasp
you will gasp
he/she/it will gasp
we will gasp
you will gasp
they will gasp
Future Perfect
I will have gasped
you will have gasped
he/she/it will have gasped
we will have gasped
you will have gasped
they will have gasped
Future Continuous
I will be gasping
you will be gasping
he/she/it will be gasping
we will be gasping
you will be gasping
they will be gasping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gasping
you have been gasping
he/she/it has been gasping
we have been gasping
you have been gasping
they have been gasping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gasping
you will have been gasping
he/she/it will have been gasping
we will have been gasping
you will have been gasping
they will have been gasping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gasping
you had been gasping
he/she/it had been gasping
we had been gasping
you had been gasping
they had been gasping
Conditional
I would gasp
you would gasp
he/she/it would gasp
we would gasp
you would gasp
they would gasp
Past Conditional
I would have gasped
you would have gasped
he/she/it would have gasped
we would have gasped
you would have gasped
they would have gasped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gasp - a short labored intake of breath with the mouth opengasp - a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted"
breathing in, inhalation, intake, aspiration, inspiration - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
Verb1.gasp - breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"

gasp

verb
1. pant, blow, puff, choke, gulp, fight for breath, catch your breath He gasped for air before being pulled under again.
noun
1. pant, puff, gulp, intake of breath, sharp intake of breath She gave a small gasp of pain.

gasp

verb
1. To breathe hard:
2. To utter in a breathless manner:
Translations
لَهْثانيَلْهَث
těžce dýchatvzdechvzdychatzalapání po dechu
gispgispe
andköftaka andköf
alptižioptelėjimasžioptelėti
elpas vilcienselsaselsotelst
ťažko dýchaťvzdychzalapanie po vzduchu
loviti sapoosupnitivzdih
kısa/kesik kesik nefes/solumasoluğu/nefesi kesilmek

gasp

[gɑːsp]
A. N (for breath) → boqueada f; (= panting) → jadeo m; [of surprise] → grito m ahogado
she gave a gasp of surprisedio un grito ahogado de asombro
to be at one's last gasp (= dying) → estar agonizando, estar dando las últimas boqueadas
B. VI (for air) → respirar con dificultad; (= pant) → jadear; (in surprise) → gritar
he was gasping for air or breathle costaba respirar, le faltaba el aliento
I was gasping for a smoketenía unas ganas tremendas de fumar
C. VT (also gasp out) → decir con voz entrecortada

gasp

[ˈgɑːsp ˈgæsp]
vi
(because out of breath)haleter
to gasp for breath → haleter
(because surprised)avoir le souffle coupé
(British) to be gasping for a cup of tea → mourir d'envie de boire une tasse de thé
I was gasping for a cigarette → Je mourais d'envie de fumer une cigarette.
n
[breathless person] → halètement m
[pain] → hoquet m
[surprise] → sursaut m
the last gasp of sth → les derniers moments de qch
gasp out
vt (= say) → dire dans un souffle or d'une voix entrecoupéegas pedal n (US)pédale f d'accélérateurgas pipe nconduite f de gazgas pipeline ngazoduc mgas ring n
(= part of cooker) → brûleur m
(= small stove) → réchaud m à gazgas station n (US)station-service fgas stove n (= cooker) → cuisinière f à gaz

gasp

n (for breath) → tiefer Atemzug; the gasps of the runnerdas Keuchen des Läufers; to give a gasp (of surprise/fear etc)(vor Überraschung/Angst etc) die Luft anhalten or nach Luft schnappen (inf); a gasp went up at his audacityseine Verwegenheit verschlug den Leuten den Atem; to be at one’s last gaspin den letzten Zügen liegen; (= exhausted etc)auf dem letzten Loch pfeifen (inf); this was the last gasp of the reform movementdas war das letzte Aufbäumen der Reformbewegung
vi (continually) → keuchen; (once) → tief einatmen; (with surprise etc) → nach Luft schnappen (inf); to make somebody gasp (lit, fig)jdm den Atem nehmen; to gasp for breath or airnach Atem ringen, nach Luft schnappen (inf); he gasped with astonishmenter war so erstaunt, dass es ihm den Atem verschlug; heavens, no!, she gaspedum Himmels willen, nein!, stieß sie hervor; I’m gasping for a cup of tea/a cigarette (inf)ich lechze nach einer Tasse Tee/einer Zigarette (inf), → ich brauche dringend eine Tasse Tee/eine Zigarette

gasp

[gɑːsp]
1. nansito
she gave a gasp of surprise → la sorpresa le mozzò il fiato
to be at one's last gasp → star tirando l'ultimo respiro
2. viansare, ansimare; (in surprise) → restare senza fiato
to gasp for breath → respirare a fatica
gasp out vt + advdire affannosamente

gasp

(gaːsp) noun
the sound made by suddenly breathing in, eg because of surprise or sudden pain. a gasp of fear.
verb
He gasped with pain.
be gasping for
to want (something) very much. I'm gasping for a cigarette.

gasp

vi hacer esfuerzos para respirar, hacer esfuerzo marcado con cada respiración
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And now and then they stooped in a group and splashed water in each other's faces with their palms, gradually approach- ing each other, with averted faces to avoid the stran- gling sprays, and finally gripping and struggling till the best man ducked his neighbor, and then they all went under in a tangle of white legs and arms and came up blowing, sputtering, laughing, and gasping for breath at one and the same time.
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