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gasp


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gasp  \Gasp\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gasped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gasping}.]  [OE.  gaspen,  gaispen  to  yawn,  gasp,  Icel.  geispa 
  to  yawn;  akin  to  Sw  g["a]spa,  Dan.  gispe  to  gasp.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gasp  \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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gasp  \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.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gasp 
  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}, 
  {heave}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GASP 
 
  {Graph  Algorithm  and  Software  Package} 
 
 




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