verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- gasometric analysis,
Origin of gasp
Examples from the Web for gasped
The execution Wednesday of an Arizona man lasted almost two hours as he gasped for air.
“They were just meat,” he gasped before breaking down in tears.
Millennials are “unmoored from institutions,” gasped Pew Research recently.Rand Paul is Politically Divergent. And So He Must Be Stopped.|Nick Gillespie|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The castle, she gasped and then so imprisoned her breath, to the shallow confines of her fragile chest.
Over 200 people, from reporters to photographers and sales reps, gasped as they were told they would be losing their jobs.
Before he could take a third, Blondel gasped, and made an uncertain movement with his hand, as if he would reassure him.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
Harold lay down and gasped, Disco followed his example, and sighed.Black Ivory|R.M. Ballantyne
Mrs. Vernon looked at it in surprise, and gasped: Why, of all things!Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
"I don't see that it has budged any," gasped Fred, after half a minute of the hardest kind of effort.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck|Edward Stratemeyer
My lady,” she gasped, “here is Sir Blaise Mickleton, who entreats the honor to speak with you.The Lady of Loyalty House|Justin Huntly McCarthy
- at the point of death
- at the last moment
Word Origin for gasp
see last gasp.