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pant



Pronunciation: (pant), [key]
v.i.
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. Naut.(of the bow or stern of a ship) to work with the shock of contact with a succession of waves. Cf. work (def. 30).

v.t.
to breathe or utter gaspingly.

n.
1. the act of panting.
2. a short, quick, labored effort at breathing; gasp.
3. a puff, as of an engine.
4. a throb or heave, as of the breast.

pant



Pronunciation: (pant), [key]
adj.
of or pertaining to pants: pant cuffs.

n.
1. See pant leg.
2. pants (defs. 1, 2).

pant-




var. of panto- before a vowel.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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