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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gasp /ˈgæsp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gasp v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasped p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.]
 1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
    She gasps and struggles hard for life.   --Lloyd.
 2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
    Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gasp, v. t. To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
    And with short sobs he gasps away his breath.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gasp, n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.
 At the last gasp, at the point of death.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she
          gave a gasp and fainted" [syn: pant]
      v : breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners
          reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: pant, puff,