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puff

puff

 
 
pronunciation:
puhf
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, strong burst of breath, air, smoke, or steam.
The locomotive gave off a puff of steam.
similar words:
gust
definition 2: a light pastry filled with a sweet, creamy mixture.
We had cream puffs for dessert.
definition 3: a small, soft pad for putting makeup on the face or body.
She applies powder with a powder puff after her shower.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: puffed, puffing, puffs
definition 1: to blow in short, strong breaths or bursts.
The smokestack puffed a thick, black cloud of smoke into the air.
definition 2: to cause to swell.
She took a deep breath and puffed her chest out.
similar words:
bloat
definition 3: to fill with too much pride.
The newspaper article puffed her up after she won the election.
definition 4: to breathe fast and hard; pant.
The runner was puffing after the first mile.
similar words:
pant
definition 5: to become swollen; swell.
She has an allergy that makes her eyes puff up.
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