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noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
puff up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brief, forceful emission of breath, air, or vapor.
a puff of smoke
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definition 2: the sound made by this emission.
definition 3: the substance that is emitted in a puff.
definition 4: an instance of inhalation and exhalation, as when smoking tobacco.
similar words:
drag, pull
definition 5: a light pastry, often filled with a sweet cream or custard mixture.
definition 6: a small, soft cosmetic pad.
a powder puff
definition 7: a section of material that has been gathered to create fullness, as in the sleeve of a garment.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: puffs, puffing, puffed
definition 1: to emit in short, strong gusts or blasts.
The smokestack puffed a thick, black cloud of smoke.
definition 2: to inhale smoke from (a cigarette or cigar); smoke.
definition 3: to cause to swell or inflate.
His ankle was puffed up from the sprain.
similar words:
billow, bloat, distend
definition 4: to inflate with conceit or pride.
definition 5: to make (hair, the sleeve of a garment, or the like) fuller.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to breathe rapidly and with great force; pant.
The runner was puffing after the first mile.
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definition 2: to blow or release short gusts of air, smoke, or the like.
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definition 3: to inhale smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.
definition 4: to become swollen or inflated; swell.
His bruised eye puffed up.
similar words:
bloat, bosom
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