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pant

To breathe rapidly and shallowly.
[Fr. panteler, to gasp]

pant

(pant)
To breathe rapidly and shallowly.
[Fr. panteler, to gasp]

pant

(pănt) [ME. panten]
1. To gasp for breath.
2. A short and shallow breath. Panting is produced by physical overexertion, as in running, or from fear.
References in classic literature ?
I longed to be his; I panted to return: it was not too late; I could yet spare him the bitter pang of bereavement.
She quite panted with eagerness, and Dickon was as eager as she was.
Omer took off his broad-brimmed hat, and sat down and panted.