Over and over again she gasps, afraid of things no one else can see.
He gasps involuntarily at my unexpected audacity, then smiles down at me.
When we first announced it, there were gasps on the outside, and probably a few gasps on the inside.
late 14c., gaspen, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse geispa "to yawn," or its Danish derivative gispe "gasp," which probably are related to Old Norse gapa (see gape). Related: Gasped; gasping.
1570s, from gasp (v.).