pant [pænt] v
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: pantaisier, from Vulgar Latin phantasiare 'to see things which are not there', from Latin phantasia; FANTASY]
to breathe quickly with short noisy breaths, for example because you have been running or because it is very hot
He came in panting after running up the steps.
He was panting for breath .
The dog lay panting on the doorstep.
2.) [T]
to say something while you are panting
'I can't run any farther,' she panted.
>pant[i] n
pant for [pant for sth] phr v
to want something very much
He came in panting for a cup of tea.

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