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gaspverb [I]

uk   /ɡɑːsp/  us   /ɡæsp/
C2 to take a short, quick breath through the mouth, especially because of surprise, pain, or shock: When she saw the money hidden in the box she gasped in surprise. [+ speech] "Help me!" he gasped.
C2 to breathe loudly and with difficulty, trying to get more air: He pulled her aboard the boat and she sprawled on the deck, coughing and gasping for breath.

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gaspnoun [C]

uk   /ɡɑːsp/  us   /ɡæsp/
(Definition of gasp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gaspverb [I/T]

 us   /ɡæsp/
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.
gasp
noun [C]  us   /ɡæsp/
The circus acrobats drew gasps from the crowd.
(Definition of gasp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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