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noun as in sharply drawn breath

verb as in draw breath in sharply


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An infant too young to have received his first round of shots gasps for air after having been infected with pertussis.

And just seeing people in the front row going [gasps in horror]—you suddenly have this massive burst of energy through you.

When we first announced it, there were gasps on the outside, and probably a few gasps on the inside.

Over and over again she gasps, afraid of things no one else can see.

Her thrashing, her dark visions, her frightened gasps will continue for the next 36 hours.

Startled gasps could be heard from the others in the room as they stared at that ghostly face.

But it was not so much the fire as what else she saw that made her face pale and her breath to come in gasps.

There were the sounds of startled gasps behind the flashlight, then a gun barked defiantly.

This he managed to utter in gasps as the detective bent compassionately over him.

The medium moaned and wrung her hands hysterically, her breath coming in quick gasps.

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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gasps, such as: whoop, exclamation, blow, pant, ejaculation, and gulp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.