Associations to the word «Gasp»


GASP, noun. A short, sudden intake of breath.
GASP, noun. (British) (slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).
GASP, verb. (intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
GASP, verb. (intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
GASP, verb. (transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.
GASP, verb. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
GASP, interjection. (humorous) The sound of a gasp.

Dictionary definition

GASP, noun. A short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted".
GASP, verb. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats