French translation of 'gasp'
1. (because out of breath) haleter
to gasp for breath haleter
2. (because surprised) avoir le souffle coupé
to be gasping for a cup of tea mourir d’envie de boire une tasse de thé
I was gasping for a cigarette. Je mourais d’envie de fumer une cigarette.
1. [of breathless person] halètement m
2. [of pain] hoquet m
3. [of surprise] sursaut m
the last gasp of sth les derniers moments de qch
Phrasal verbsgasp out
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Example Sentences Including 'gasp'
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Mary caught her breath in a short gasp and felt herself turn pale.The Secret Garden (1911)
After only the first sentence there were gasps of surprise and pleasure.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Exit Ghost is rumoured to be his last gasp.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Five million people up and down the country will gasp in horror.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It is, at times, so moving it will make you want to gasp or cry.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It's made us laugh, gasp and cry.The Sun (2015)
My boyfriend gasps in horror and we go to bed not talking.The Sun (2011)
Some had their mouths open as if gasping for a last breath.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The only sound from the 4,000 people watching is a collective gasp of awe.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There were only sporadic moments of virtuosity from Pelé, but enough of them draw gasps of admiration from the starstruck throng.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They gasp for breath and gush sweat.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Aislinn gasped in pain and bit her lips against crying out.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Danlo took in a quick gasp of air and held it until his lungs burned with the urge to breathe.The Broken God (1993)
He gasped for air, and blood sprayed from his mouth.The Broken God (1993)
Her weight lay on their arms and she gasped in pain at his brutal grasp.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
She gasped in surprise but abruptly hid her astonishment from her mother who looked up at the sound.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
She took a gasp of breath and glanced aside.SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
And yet soon, they were back into gasping for breath.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The following morning the pond was seriously cloudy and smelly and the fish were gasping for air.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This is the last gasp of summer.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But all cheers dried into audible gasps of shock.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
I was gasping for air but couldn't get any in.The Sun (2016)
It was a miss which drew audible gasps from the fans and from the media.The Sun (2006)
While drawing gasps of astonishment from residents, the snowflakes failed to make an impact on the ground, where they melted into large grey puddles.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Our descendants will gasp in horror at our disregard.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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'gasp' in Other Languages
British English: gasp NOUN
A gasp is a short quick breath of air that you take in through your mouth, especially when you are surprised, shocked, or in pain.
An audible gasp went round the court as the jury announced the verdict.
British English: gasp VERB
When you gasp, you take a short quick breath through your mouth, especially when you are surprised, shocked, or in pain.
She gasped for air and drew in a lungful of water.
Translation of gasp from the Collins English to French Dictionary