verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gasp
Related formsgasp·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for gasp
And in a big departure from established royal protocol, Prince George might even get a—gasp—present to open on Christmas Day.
The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?!
I am lucky on Secret Six to have an editor, Mark Doyle, who agrees, we want people to gasp out loud.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’|Rich Goldstein|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be clear, I was not treading anywhere near the even more incomprehensible realm of (gasp) relationship definition.
Parkes managed to gasp through the choking, “Is there something wrong with the money?”Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue|Tom Sykes|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presently he stopped short in his walk—stopped talking, with a gasp, in the middle of a sentence, and looked into her face.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
A gasp of astonishment came to her as she sensed the words that were being spoken rapidly.Glory and the Other Girl|Annie Hamilton Donnell
"Bring the jewel-case here, Margaret," ordered Jane in a gasp.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
As I pulled the trigger of my musket I tried to shout, but my throat was as dry as a furnace and I could only gasp.For The Honor Of France|Thomas A. Janvier
Did you see then, one of his limbs moved, and—and why he is beginning to gasp for breath.The Devil's Own|Randall Parrish
British Dictionary definitions for gasp
- at the point of death
- at the last moment
Derived Formsgaspingly, adverb
Word Origin for gasp
Idioms and Phrases with gasp
see last gasp.