|1.||[ verb ] breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted|
|Synonyms:||gasp heave puff|
"The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
|Related terms:||blow gasp panting huffing|
|2.||[ verb ] utter while panting, as if out of breath|
|Related terms:||utter gasp|
|3.||[ noun ] the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)|
|4.||[ noun ] a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open|
"she gave a gasp and fainted"