ADJ. big, great | little, short, small | quick, sharp, sudden | loud | low | audible | shocked | strangled | involuntary
VERB + GASP give, let out | stifle | bring The stunt brought shocked gasps from the audience. | hear | take (in) taking in great gasps of air
GASP + VERB escape sb
PREP. between ~s ‘Listen carefully,’ he said, between gasps of breath. | in ~s He leant against the railing, his breath coming in short gasps. | with a ~ She spun round with a little gasp of delight. | ~ of > Note at SOUND
ADV. almost | aloud | breathlessly
VERB + GASP make sb The cold made her gasp. | manage to ‘No!’ she managed to gasp.
PREP. at She gasped at his boldness. | in Denis almost gasped aloud in astonishment. | with gasping with pain
PHRASES gasp for air/breath, leave sb gasping Her breath went and left her gasping for air.