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 puff puff

noun

  • forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth  ( blow, puff )
    forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
     he gave his nose a loud blow
    he gave his nose a loud blow
     he blew out all the candles with a single puff
    he blew out all the candles with a single puff
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)  ( drag, puff, pull )
    a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
     he took a puff on his pipe
    he took a puff on his pipe
     he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
    he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
  • thick cushion used as a seat  ( hassock, ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff )
    thick cushion used as a seat
  • a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin  ( powderpuff, puff )
    a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
  • bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together  ( comfort, comforter, puff, quilt )
    bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
  • exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)  ( puff )
    exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
  • a light inflated pastry or puff shell  ( puff )
    a light inflated pastry or puff shell
  • a short light gust of air  ( puff, puff of air, whiff )
    a short light gust of air
  • adj

  • gathered for protruding fullness  ( puff, puffed )
    gathered for protruding fullness
     puff sleeves
    puff sleeves
  • verb

  • ( ) smoke and exhale strongly  ( puff, whiff )
    smoke and exhale strongly
     puff a cigar
    puff a cigar
     whiff a pipe
    whiff a pipe
  • ( ) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted  ( gasp, heave, pant, puff )
    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
     The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily
    The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily
  • ( ) suck in or take (air)  ( drag, draw, puff )
    suck in or take (air)
     draw a deep breath
    draw a deep breath
     draw on a cigarette
    draw on a cigarette
  • blow hard and loudly  ( chuff, huff, puff )
    blow hard and loudly
     he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain
    he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain
  • to swell or cause to enlarge  ( blow up, puff, puff out, puff up )
    to swell or cause to enlarge
     Her faced puffed up from the drugs
    Her faced puffed up from the drugs
     puffed out chests
    puffed out chests
  • speak in a blustering or scornful manner  ( puff )
    speak in a blustering or scornful manner
     A puffing kind of man
    A puffing kind of man
  • praise extravagantly  ( puff, puff up )
    praise extravagantly
     The critics puffed up this Broadway production
    The critics puffed up this Broadway production
  • make proud or conceited  ( puff )
    make proud or conceited
     The sudden fame puffed her ego
    The sudden fame puffed her ego


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