"gasp" in the noun sense
1. gasp, pant
a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
"she gave a gasp and fainted"
"gasp" in the verb sense
1. pant, puff, gasp, heave
breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
"The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
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