Synonyms of 'gasp'
pantDictionary, blow, puff
He gasped for air before being pulled under again.
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If you gulp air, you breathe in a large amount of air quickly through your mouth.
He slumped back, gulping for air.
Thesaurus for gasp from the Collins English Thesaurus
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 .