Definition of gasping:
- of Gasp
dyspneic, breathless, short-winded, dyspnoeic, pursy, out of breath, dyspneal, panting, dyspnoeal, blown, winded.
Its eyes were closed, and it was gasping
- "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
When I came to, he was crouching in a corner as if some one had flung him there, sobbing and gasping.
- "A Daughter of the Vine", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
Then she ran back to her mother, took Netta's face in her hands, dashed a kiss at it, and subsided, weak and gasping,
on to a sofa.
- "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.