puff and pant

puff and pant

To breathe very heavily or laboriously. He sat puffing and panting for several minutes after sprinting to catch the bus. You really should quit smoking—look at how you're puffing and panting after a single flight of stairs!
See also: and, pant, puff

ˌpuff and ˈpant/ˈblow

(informal) breathe quickly and loudly through your mouth after physical effort: Eventually, puffing and panting, he arrived at the gate.
See also: and, blow, pant, puff
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LaBeouf and Monaghan puff and pant for all their worth in the midst of eyepopping pyrotechnics.
LaBeouf and Monaghan puff and pant in the midst of eye-popping pyrotechnics, generating sparks of sexual tension that only really ignite in the film's mawkish epilogue.