Crossword clues for gasp
- One might fight to the last one
- [Oh, my stars!]
- Sound dumbfounded
- Exclaim breathlessly
- Sound at a horror film
- [Good heavens!]
- [Surely you can't mean ...!]
- Betray surprise
- A short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
- Fetch breath
- Breathe laboriously
- Inhale suddenly
- Shock sound
- "Fight till the last ___": Shak.
- Brief breath
- Respond to a shock
- Pant violently
- Express shock
- Show surprise
- Catch one's breath
- Last breath
- Express astonishment
- Exhibit surprise
- Astonished sound
- Reaction at a horror movie
- Inhale suddenly, as in surprise
- Take a deep breath
- Convulsive sound
- Pant's cousin
- Catch the breath convulsively
- Sound of surprise
- Reaction of surprise
- Shocked response
- Short-of-breath breath
- [I am shocked!]
- Sound astonished
- Sharp breath
- ["You don't mean...!"]
- Fight for breath
- Breathtaking action?
- Get a sudden inspiration?
- ["Oh my!"]
- Sound of astonishment
- [I'm shocked! Shocked!]
- Exhibit shock
- [You don't mean THAT!]
- ["Good heavens!"]
- Recover from a run
- Have a sudden inspiration?
- Fun house sound
- Struggle for breath
- Shocked reaction
- Show shock
- [Oh ... my ... Lord!]
- "Oh my!," for one
- [Oh, my heavens!]
- Struggle for air
- Hand-over-mouth reaction
- [You don't mean вЂ¦!]
- Sound at a fun house
- [I'm shocked!]
- Betray horror
- Swimmer's sound
- [Oh ... my ... God!]
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gasp \Gasp\, v. t. To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
And with short sobs he gasps away his breath.
Gasp \Gasp\, n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.
At the last gasp, at the point of death.
Gasp \Gasp\ (g[.a]sp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasped (g[.a]spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. g["a]spa, Dan. gispe to gasp.]
To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
She gasps and struggles hard for life.
To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, from gasp (v.).
late 14c., gaspen, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse geispa "to yawn," or its Danish derivative gispe "gasp," which probably are related to Old Norse gapa (see gape). Related: Gasped; gasping.
interj. (context humorous English) (non-gloss definition: The sound of a gasp.) n. 1 A short, sudden intake of breath. 2 (context British slang English): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper). vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock. 2 (context intransitive English) To breathe laboriously or convulsively. 3 (context transitive English) To speak in a breathless manner. 4 To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
n. a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted" [syn: pant]
Gasp is a 2009 Chinese film directed by Zheng Zhong .
Gasp may refer to:
- Gasp (2009 film) , a Chinese film
- Gasp (2012 film), a short German drama film
- G.A.S.P!! Fighters' NEXTream, a fighting game for the Nintendo 64
- " Gasp (Harper's Island)", a 2008–2009 TV-series episode
- GASP, a human gene
- Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), popular acronym of environmentalist groups, e.g. Michelle Madoff
Usage examples of "gasp".
Henry helped her up the steps, through the door and into the foyer, and Abigail gasped in admiration.
Smith gasped, his Highland accent breaking through the English veneer, as it always did in stressful situations.
A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone.
He kept the aerator as low as possible, to make himself breathe great gasps that hurt his chest, but it made him dizzy, and he had to increase the oxygenation lest he faint.
They gasped at the sight of the afanc, thrashing furiously now in the lake with its great neck bending to and fro.
With a gasping shriek the king ape collapsed, clutching futilely for the agile, naked creature nimbly sidestepping from his grasp.
Floyt helped him up, demanding to know if he was all right although Alacrity was gasping too hard to answer.
A word, a heave in unison, and the albacore lay gasping in the bilges -- a magnificent fish of a hundred pounds or more.
Gasping for breath, Alec doubled over and they knocked him down into the half-frozen mud of the street.
My uncle, as he gasped and tossed in increasing perturbation and with eyes that had now started open, seemed not one man but many men, and suggested a curious quality of alienage from himself.
All of which I submit as evidence that the man I boxed with was a totally different man from the poor, ninety-pound weight of eight years before, who, given up by physicians and alienists, lay gasping his life away in a closed room in Portland, Oregon.
He dipped his tongue into the hollow of her collarbone, and Amelle gasped.
From the statue issued a great gasp of graying smoke, that clouded the apsis in which the throne stood and came gorging into the cella, obscuring the graven images along the walls.
Blacktooth arose with a gasp and tried to genuflect with a leg that had gone to sleep.
The male grinned wide as the female gasped in shock, she attempting to back from the touch, yet finding herself unable to do so.