Panting



[pant] /pænt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to breathe hard and quickly, as after exertion.
2.
to gasp, as for air.
3.
to long with breathless or intense eagerness; yearn:
to pant for revenge.
4.
to throb or heave violently or rapidly; palpitate.
5.
to emit steam or the like in loud puffs.
6.
Nautical. (of the bow or stern of a ship) to work with the shock of contact with a succession of waves.
Compare (def 24).
verb (used with object)
7.
to breathe or utter gaspingly.
noun
8.
the act of panting.
9.
a short, quick, labored effort at breathing; gasp.
10.
a puff, as of an engine.
11.
a throb or heave, as of the breast.
/pænt/
verb
1.
to breathe with noisy deep gasps, as when out of breath from exertion or excitement
2.
to say (something) while breathing thus
3.
(intransitive) often foll by for. to have a frantic desire (for); yearn
4.
(intransitive) to pulsate; throb rapidly
noun
5.
the act or an instance of panting
6.
a short deep gasping noise; puff
v.

mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier “gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress” (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare “be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare,” literally “to have visions,” from Greek phantasioun “have or form images, subject to hallucinations,” from phantasia “appearance, image, fantasy” (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.
n.

“a gasping breath,” c.1500, from pant (v.).

pant (pānt)
v. pant·ed, pant·ing, pants
To breathe rapidly and shallowly.

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