Adjective "Gasping" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gasping


    Definition:

    1. a sudden, short intake of breath, as in shock or surprise.

    2. a convulsive effort to breathe.

    3. a short, convulsive utterance: the words came out in gasps. verb (used without object)

    4. to catch one's breath.

    5. to struggle for breath with the mouth open; breathe convulsively.

    6. to long with breathless eagerness; desire; crave (usually followed by for or after). verb (used with object)

    7. to utter with gasps (often followed by out, forth, away, etc.): She gasped out the wo

    Origin:
    gasp

    Examples:

    "breaths can be gasping."

    "people can be gasping."

    "reactions can be gasping."

    "noises can be gasping."

    "sounds can be gasping."

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