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Noun: puffing  pú-fing
  1. Blowing tobacco smoke out into the air
    "they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing"
     
  2. An act of forcible exhalation
    - huffing, snorting
Verb: puff  púf
  1. Smoke and exhale strongly
    "puff a cigar";
    - whiff
     
  2. Suck in or take (air)
    - drag, draw
     
  3. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    "The runners reached the finish line, puffing heavily";
    - pant, gasp, heave
     
  4. Make proud or conceited
    "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
     
  5. Praise extravagantly
    "The critics puffed up this Broadway production";
    - puff up
     
  6. Speak in a blustering or scornful manner
    "A puffing kind of man"
     
  7. To swell or cause to enlarge
    "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests";
    - puff up, blow up, puff out
     
  8. Blow hard and loudly
    "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain";
    - huff, chuff
     
  9. Expand abnormally
    - swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

Derived forms: puffings

Type of: blow, bluster, boast, brag, breathe in, breathing out, elate, exhalation, expand, expiration, gas, gasconade [archaic], inhale, inspire, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, praise, shoot a line, skite [Austral, NZ], smoke, smoking, swash, tout, uplift, vaunt

Encyclopedia: Puffing

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