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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Gasp \Gasp\ (g[.a]sp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gasped} (g[.a]spt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. {Gasping}.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn,
     gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. g[aum]spa, Dan. gispe
     to gasp.]
     1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in
        laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire

        convulsively; to pant violently.
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              She gasps and struggles hard for life. --Lloyd.
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     2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
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              Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.
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