- just before death
- just before the end; at the last moment
Other Word Forms of Gasp
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Gasp
- at the last gasp
Origin of Gasp
From Middle English. Related to and possibly derived from Old Norse geispa or Danish gispe.
Middle English gaspen, gaispen to gape, yawn from Old Norse geispa to yawn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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