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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To breathe in suddenly.

Usage examples (31)
  • That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.
  • A gasp from the figure in the corner; then silence.
  • It is I, your Jewfroed cheesemonger gasp from the past.
  • Came a gasp from the German as he doubled up and collapsed. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A teacher might "gasp" (to draw in breath in surprise) at the "gaps" (spaces or parts missing) in the writing project.
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