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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.