Learner's definition of PANT
to breathe hard and quickly
Dogs pant when they are hot.
The hikers were panting by the time they reached the top of the hill.
They panted up the hill. [=they were panting as they went up the hill]
The patient was panting for breath. [=breathing heavily]
— sometimes used figuratively
to say (something) while you are breathing quickly and heavily
to wish for or want something very eagerly
— often + for or after
— often followed by to + verb