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    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) Definition
    (noun) bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    Synonyms : comfort , comforter , quilt
    Definition
    (noun) a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
    Synonyms : powderpuff
    Definition
    (noun) thick cushion used as a seat
    Synonyms : hassock , ottoman , pouf , pouffe
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) suck in or take (air)
    Synonyms : drag , draw
    Example Sentence
    • draw a deep breath
    • draw on a cigarette
    Definition
    (verb) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    Synonyms : gasp , heave , pant
    Example Sentence
    • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily
    Definition
    (verb) make proud or conceited
    Example Sentence
    • The sudden fame puffed her ego
    Definition
    (verb) praise extravagantly
    Synonyms : puff up
    Example Sentence
    • The critics puffed up this Broadway production
    Definition
    (verb) speak in a blustering or scornful manner
    Example Sentence
    • A puffing kind of man
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) gathered for protruding fullness
    Synonyms : puffed
    Example Sentence
    • puff sleeves
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