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gasp for air

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 air. The kids sprinted up the steps and were gasping for air by the time they arrived on the fourth floor.
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gasp for air

to fight for a breath of air. (After one has been deprived of air.) Walter popped to the surface of the water and gasped for air. The injured dog appeared to be gasping for air.
See also: air, gasp
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Long before this sleep-deprived but fulfilled phase of motherhood, I cared for children gasping for air, hoping for another chance in life.
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"Like something you pull out of a river, thrashing about and gasping for air on the bank."
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Summary: The boy had accompanied his mother to hospital late on Sunday night with the woman gasping for air
Cymraeg was spoken in south Wales pre the industrial revolution and the desperate scrabble for jobs and an existence left the language gasping for air amidst the coal, iron and steel.
For example, if you are gasping for air, I feel like I'm gasping for air.
His toe-curling address not only outstayed its welcome, but also featured an unhappy series of lewd jokes about the bride and groom that left the guests gasping for air Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth criticises Justin Johannsen's best-man speech at Pippa Middleton's wedding.
"His toe-curling address not only outstayed its welcome, but also featured an unhappy series of lewd jokes about the bride and groom that left the guests gasping for air" -Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, above, criticises Justin Johannsen's best-man speech at Pippa Middleton's wedding.