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.
adj : breathing laboriously or convulsively [syn: blown, out of
breath(p), panting, pursy, short-winded, winded]