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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
Noun: puff  púf
  1. A short light gust of air
    - puff of air, whiff
  2. A light inflated pastry or puff shell
  3. Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
  4. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    - quilt, comforter, comfort
  5. A soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
    - powderpuff
  6. Thick cushion used as a seat
    - ottoman, pouf, pouffe [Brit], hassock
  7. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    "he took a puff on his pipe";
    - drag [informal], pull
  8. Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
    "he blew out all the candles with a single puff";
    - blow
Adjective: puff  púf
  1. Gathered for protruding fullness
    "puff sleeves";
    - puffed

Derived forms: puffing, puffs, puffed

See also: fancy

Type of: aspiration, bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, blast, blow, bluster, boast, brag, breathe in, breathing in, breathing out, elate, exhalation, expand, expiration, gas [informal], gasconade [archaic], good word, gust, inhalation, inhale, inspiration, inspire, intake, intoxicate, lift up, pad, pastry, pick up, praise, recommendation, seat, shoot a line [informal], skite [Austral, NZ, informal], smoke, swash [archaic], testimonial, tout, uplift, vaunt

Part of: smoke, smoking

Encyclopedia: Puff, the Magic Dragon