Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pant for/after sb/sth”

See all translations

pant for/after sb/sth

UK
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with pant   /pænt/ us  
to want someone or something very much: The newspapers are panting for details of the scandal.
Translations of “pant for/after sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望得到,迫切想要…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望得到,迫切想要…
(Definition of pant for/after sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pant for/after sb/sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More