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gasp

[Old Norse geispa]
To catch the breath; to inhale and exhale with quick, difficult breaths; the act of gasping.
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It took one hour and 57 minutes for the execution to be completed, and Wood was gasping for more than an hour and a half of that time.
If I'm caught off guard, I can't help it; I start gasping for air," Contactmusic quoted her as telling Britain's Stylist magazine.
Kathleen rang the ambulance and was out on the road waiting for it so she could wave it in, while I was hanging over someone's car gasping for air.
Hundreds more fish which were seen gasping for air by Environment Agency officers are expected to die.
In fact, she didn't recognize that Maggie's life was in danger one night when she found her unresponsive, unconscious, and apparently gasping for breath.
Gasping can be thought of as a survival reflex triggered by the brain, and if uninterrupted chest compressions are started and continued the person has a high chance of surviving.
A YOUNG man gasping for breath was rescued from a first floor window by fire crews.
Phil Whitfield, blue watch crew manager at the station, said, "The water had gone right down and the fish were gasping for air, swimming around frantically.
He told how both babies were gasping for breath which was "horrendous to witness".
Mike Tildesley and Stuart Lawson star in Ben Elton's Gasping at the Priory Theatre in Kenilworth.
viewers of Super Bowl XXXVIII gasping at what they saw as the latest, lowest entry in the annals of bad taste.
When identical sisters Monica and Gabriela Irimia, 21 performed, viewers were left gasping for more