'panting' for breath

rehaan

Senior Member
hindi
"panting for breath"

Is the above expression very rarely used or Is it an incorrect usage of the word "pant"?
Thanks for your replies in anticipation.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hello, Rehaan. You don't even need to use "for breath" in that statement. When you use the verb "pant", native speakers will understand that it means "to breathe in short, quick breaths". We often use it to describe the breathing that dogs do when they are cooling themselves by pulling air in through their mouths.
     
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