2 [transitive]to say something while you are panting:
'I can't run any farther,' she panted.
pant for something
to want something very much:
He came in panting for a cup of tea.
WORD FOCUS: breathe WORD FOCUS: breathe to breathe in:inhaleformal to breathe out:exhaleformal to breathe noisily:sniff, snore (when sleeping) snort, sigh to breathe with difficulty:gasp, pant, wheeze, be short of breath, be out of breath to be unable to breathe:choke, suffocatebreathe ➔ See alsobreathe
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.