English - Vietnamese Dictionary
pant /pænt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự thở hổn hển; sự đập thình thình (ngực...)
- ngoại động từ
- nói hổn hển
- to pant out a few worlds: hổn hển nói ra vài tiếng
- nội động từ
- (nghĩa bóng) mong muốn thiết tha, khao khát
- to pant for (after) something: khao khát cái gì
+the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
+(usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
+a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
+breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
+utter while panting, as if out of breath
Advanced English Dictionary
1 gasp, huff (and puff), blow, heave, breathe hard, wheeze:
He was panting when he came into the room, having run up the stairs.
2 Usually, pant for or after. crave, hanker after, hunger or thirst for or after, yearn for, ache for, want, desire, covet, wish for, long or pine or sigh for, have one's heart set on, die for, be dying for, Colloq have a yen for, give one's eye-teeth or right arm for:
Margery was the girl that all the boys panted after when we were ten.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
to breathe quickly with short breaths, usually with your mouth open, because you have been doing some physical exercise, or because it is very hot: [V] She finished the race panting heavily. + She could hear him panting up the stairs (= running up and breathing quickly). + He found her panting for breath at the top of the hill. [also V speech]
pant noun [usually pl.]: His breath came in short pants.
See also - PANTS
Idioms see PUFF v.
Phrasal Verbs: pant for / after sb/sth to want sth/sb very much: The end of the novel leaves you panting for more.
breathlessly | heavily, loudly | slightly
He was panting for breath.
She was panting with the effort of carrying the suitcase.
puff and pant
Mason puffed and panted up the stairs.
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