"gasps" in the noun sense
1. gasp, pant
a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
"she gave a gasp and fainted"
"gasps" in the verb sense
1. pant, puff, gasp, heave
breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
"The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License