Gast vs Gaspt - What's the difference?
As a noun gast
is a guest.
As a verb gaspt is
(obsolete) To frighten
- And be not so a-gast, for shame! —Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame
- Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. —William Shakespeare, King Lear
A short, sudden intake of breath.
(British, slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).
- The audience gave a gasp of astonishment
- I'm popping out for a gasp .
To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
- The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.
- We were all gasping when we reached the summit.
To speak in a breathless manner.
- She gasps and struggles hard for life.
To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
- The old man gasped his last few words.
- I'm gasping for a cup of tea.
- Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.