gasp (gasps, present participle gasping; past and past participle gasped)
- (intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
- The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.
- (intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
- We were all gasping when we reached the summit.
- She gasps and struggles hard for life.
- (transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.
- The old man gasped his last few words.
- To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
- I'm gasping for a cup of tea.
- Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
- French: retenir son souffle
- German: keuchen
- Italian: restare senza fiato, restare a bocca aperta, trattenere il fiato
- Portuguese: suspirar
- Russian: вздыха́ть
- French: haleter, ahaner
- German: japsen, prusten, keuchen
- Italian: rantolare, ansimare, boccheggiare
- Portuguese: ofegar, arquejar
- Russian: дыша́ть с трудо́м
- Spanish: jadear
gasp (plural gasps)
- A short, sudden intake of breath.
- The audience gave a gasp of astonishment
- (British, slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).
- I'm popping out for a gasp.
- French: halètement
- German: Atemzug, Luftholen, Schnaufen, Keuchen, Prusten
- Italian: anelito, rantolo
- Russian: судорожный вздох
- Spanish: bocanada
- (humorous) The sound of a gasp.
- Gasp! What will happen next?