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 for gasp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gasp \Gasp\, v. t.
     To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
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           And with short sobs he gasps away his breath. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gasp \Gasp\ (g[.a]sp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasped (g[.a]spt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn,
     gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. g[aum]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.
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              She gasps and struggles hard for life. --Lloyd.
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     2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
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              Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gasp \Gasp\, n.
     The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the
     breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the
     [1913 Webster]
     At the last gasp, at the point of death. --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she
           gave a gasp and fainted" [syn: gasp, pant]
      v 1: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners
           reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: pant,
           puff, gasp, heave]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "gasp":
     Aqua-Lung, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze,
     bake, bark, bawl, be in heat, bellow, blare, blat, blaze, bloom,
     blow, blubber, boil, boom, bray, break down, breath, breath of air,
     breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out, breathing, broil,
     broken wind, burn, burn out, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp, choke,
     collapse, combust, coo, cook, cough, crack up, crow, drawl, droop,
     drop, exclaim, exhalation, exhale, exhaust, expel, expiration,
     expire, exsufflation, faint, fatigue, flag, flame, flame up, flare,
     flare up, flicker, flush, flute, fry, get tired, give out, glow,
     grow weary, growl, grunt, gulp, hack, heave, hiccup, hiss, huff,
     incandesce, inhalation, inhalator, inhale, inspiration, inspire,
     insufflation, iron lung, jade, keen, lilt,
     mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, mumble, murmur, mutter, oxygen mask,
     oxygen tent, pant, parch, peter out, pipe, play out, poop out,
     puff, puff and blow, radiate heat, respiration, respire, roar,
     roast, rumble, run down, run out, scald, scorch, scream, screech,
     scuba, seethe, shimmer with heat, shriek, sibilate, sigh, simmer,
     sing, sink, smolder, smother, snap, snarl, sneeze, sniff, sniffle,
     snore, snoring, snort, snuff, snuffle, sob, spark, squall, squawk,
     squeal, steam, sternutation, stertor, stew, stifle, succumb,
     suffocate, suspiration, sweat, swelter, thunder, tire, toast,
     trumpet, twang, wail, warble, weary, wheeze, whine, whisper, wilt,
     wind, yap, yawp, yell, yelp

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