• (British) IPA: /ɡɑːsp/
  • (America) IPA: /ɡæsp/

gasp (gasps, present participle gasping; past and past participle gasped)

  1. (intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
    The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.
  2. (intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
    We were all gasping when we reached the summit.
    • She gasps and struggles hard for life.
  3. (transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.
    The old man gasped his last few words.
  4. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
    I'm gasping for a cup of tea.
    • Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
Translations Translations Noun

gasp (plural gasps)

  1. A short, sudden intake of breath.
    The audience gave a gasp of astonishment
  2. (British, slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).
    I'm popping out for a gasp.
Translations Translations
  • German: Zug
  • Italian: tirata di sigaretta
  • Russian: затяжка
  • Spanish: calada
  1. (humorous) The sound of a gasp.
    Gasp! What will happen next?

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