Gasped

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Gasped Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.

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