The word "gasp" is used when describing a person who is having difficulty breathing.

  • By the end of the 5000 meter race, the runners were gasping for breath.
  • A forest fire in Canada left residents choking and gasping for air.
  • The members of the combat team remained committed to the fight until their last gasp.
  • The girl released an audible gasp upon learning the shocking news of a friend’s death.
  • When the man came up from the bottom of the pool, he was gasping for air.

gasping for air

He was gasping for air.

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May 7, 2016