Complete Definition of "gasp"

see|gäsp
English

Etymology
Akin to Old Norse geispa

Pronunciation
ipacregion|Canada ipac|Ëgæsp|en-ca-synth-gasp.ogg|CA synth

Noun
en-noun

  1. A short, sudden intake of breath.

#: The audience gave a gasp of astonishment

  1. UK: A draw or drag on a cigerette (or gasper).

#: I'm popping out for a gasp.

Translations
trans-top|A short, sudden intake of breath
Finnish: henkäisy, nopea hengenveto
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trans-top|A draw or drag on a cigerette (or gasper)
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Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive: To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.

#: The audience gasped as the magician dissapeared

  1. intransitive: To breath laboriously or convulsively.

#: We were all gasping when we reached the summit

  1. transitive: To speak in a breathless manner

#: The old man gasped his last few words

Translations
trans-top|to draw in the breath suddenly
Dutch: hijgen
Finnish: haukkoa henkeä
German: keuchen
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¯ãåã (ikionomu)
Korean: ì¨ê°ìë¤ (sum-gappuda)
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trans-top|to breath laboriously or convulsively
Finnish: huohottaa
Japanese: åã (aegu)
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Korean: ì¨ê°ìë¤ (sum-gappuda)
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