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puff

puff - Dictionary definition and meaning for word puff

Definition
(noun) a short light gust of air
Synonyms : puff of air , whiff

Definition
(noun) a light inflated pastry or puff shell
Definition
(noun) exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
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(noun) bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
Synonyms : comfort , comforter , quilt

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(noun) a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
Synonyms : powderpuff

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(noun) thick cushion used as a seat
Synonyms : hassock , ottoman , pouf , pouffe

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(noun) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
Synonyms : drag , pull
Example Sentence
  • he took a puff on his pipe
  • he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Definition
(noun) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
Synonyms : blow
Example Sentence
  • he gave his nose a loud blow
  • he blew out all the candles with a single puff

Definition
(verb) smoke and exhale strongly
Synonyms : whiff
Example Sentence
  • puff a cigar
  • whiff a pipe

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(verb) suck in or take (air)
Synonyms : drag , draw
Example Sentence
  • draw a deep breath
  • draw on a cigarette

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(verb) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
Synonyms : gasp , heave , pant
Example Sentence
  • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

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(verb) make proud or conceited
Example Sentence
  • The sudden fame puffed her ego

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(verb) praise extravagantly
Synonyms : puff up
Example Sentence
  • The critics puffed up this Broadway production

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(verb) speak in a blustering or scornful manner
Example Sentence
  • A puffing kind of man

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(verb) to swell or cause to enlarge,
Synonyms : blow up , puff out , puff up
Example Sentence
  • Her faced puffed up from the drugs
  • puffed out chests

Definition
(verb) blow hard and loudly
Synonyms : chuff , huff
Example Sentence
  • he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain

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(adj) gathered for protruding fullness
Synonyms : puffed
Example Sentence
  • puff sleeves

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