Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
puff up

puff up

See:
puff
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to swell or make swell.
My ankle puffed up after I twisted it.He puffed up his chest.
definition 2: to fill up (someone) with pride or vanity through flattery or praise.
She always succeeded in puffing up the boss at promotion time.
definition 3: to become filled up with pride and conceit.
He puffed up when he talked about his son, the doctor.