gasp for breath

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gasp for breath

To gasp or pant heavily due to having difficulty breathing, as after strenuous activity or holding one's breath. Kelsey's head popped out of the water, and she started gasping for breath. The kids sprinted up the steps and were gasping for breath by the time they arrived on the fourth floor.
See also: breath, gasp

gasp for breath

to labor for one's breath. (Usually because of physical exertion.) She ran and ran until she was gasping for breath. The diver finally came to the surface, gasping for breath.
See also: breath, gasp
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Gray," answered the frame-maker, who was still gasping for breath. "Where shall we put it, sir?"
And now and then they stooped in a group and splashed water in each other's faces with their palms, gradually approach- ing each other, with averted faces to avoid the stran- gling sprays, and finally gripping and struggling till the best man ducked his neighbor, and then they all went under in a tangle of white legs and arms and came up blowing, sputtering, laughing, and gasping for breath at one and the same time.
"Cha-Cha is gasping for breath," said Batocabe, who is among the newer members of the House Minority Bloc led by Quezon 3rd district Rep.
The execution took about 25 minutes to complete, with McGuire reportedly convulsing and gasping for breath.
(right) gasping for breath and clutching his chest.
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time, dude.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are often left gasping for breath, understandably increasing their anxiety.
The Oscar winner, 83, saw Steve John gasping for breath and did the Heimlich manoeuvre.
Mr Bowen, who works as a postal supervisor for the Royal Mail, said they found the man 'gasping for breath, coughing, and lying face down on the floor'.
News that Heartlands Hospital will administer 'miracle medicine' Kalydeco came just a day after we published a harrowing picture of Caroline, from Alum Rock, desperately gasping for breath - and called on health chiefs to act now.
But these could be the first signs of a condition that leaves sufferers gasping for breath.
Gareth Schofield said his friend was "gasping for breath" and "vomiting into his mouth" as he performed CPR.
As we walked along the road my dad would stop to talk to people, usually old men or what I took to be old men, who all looked the same with their Dai caps and mufflers, always grey and gasping for breath. The same sort of men walked the streets of Ammanford too when I was in college.
Lisanne Scott spotted SuBo, 49, gasping for breath and thumped her back to clear her throat.