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English definition of “gasp”


verb [I/T]  /ɡæsp/ us  
to take a short quick breath through the mouth, esp. because of surprise, pain, or shock: [I] When he collapsed on stage, the audience gasped. [T] "Help me!" he gasped.
noun [C]  /ɡæsp/ us  
The circus acrobats drew gasps from the crowd.
(Definition of gasp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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