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  1. A short, sudden intake of breath.
The audience gave a of astonishment
  1. : A draw or drag on a cigerette (or gasper).
I'm popping out for a .
    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
    • Dutch: hijgen
    • German: keuchen
    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse geispa

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