verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gasp
Related formsgasp·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for gasping
A: Well, I felt more or less like I was drowning, just gasping between life and death.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes people with sleep apnea wake up during the night gasping for breath.
Oulson can be heard gurgling, gasping, his lungs crackling, the sounds of someone drowning in his own blood.The Movie Murder 911 Tape: Victim’s Last Breaths, With Shooter Nearby|Michael Daly|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would hear her watching it, gasping in shock or excitement, but I hardly ever watched it with her.The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast|September 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Someone kept sighing and gasping and giggling in the screening I was at.
All stood silent for a moment, gazing at the thousands on thousands of little, open, gasping mouths.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters|Wilmer M. Ely
"Everybody in the room seemed to know," he said, gasping yet from the contest, as it were.Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad
Then he heard the fire crackling, and shortly afterward a strange, startling sound—a sharp, gasping sob!"Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame"|Frances Hodgson Burnett
But when he tried to lay her a moment on the bank, she clung to him gasping, as a sinking person clings to a stout swimmer.Vivian Grey|Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Men—hatless, coatless, and gasping—lay in the shade of that station where only a few months ago the glass stood at 30 below zero.Letters of Travel (1892-1913)|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for gasping
- at the point of death
- at the last moment
Derived Formsgaspingly, adverb
Word Origin for gasp
Idioms and Phrases with gasping
see last gasp.