puff

All Noun Verb
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  • Edward he come in here three weeks back all puffed up with himself. Cited from The Green Eyes of Bast, by Sax Rohmer
  • You saw the light go up and down; that was when he puffed. Cited from The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour, by George A. Warren
  • By this time the doctor himself had come up, puffing too hard for words. Cited from The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • He kept right on with his head high, and all puffed out. Cited from The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad, by Thornton W. Burgess
  • She wore her gray hair in two puffs each side of her face. Cited from Young Lucretia and Other Stories, by Mary E. Wilkins
  • Very few people can be all puffed up with pride without showing it. Cited from Happy Jack, by Thornton Burgess
  • And those others further off, there where you see those puffs of yellow smoke. Cited from In the Field (1914-1915), by Marcel Dupont
  • Let us not be puffed up with pride on one side or another. Cited from A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times, V.4 of 6, by Guizot
  • Don't you see I'm still puffing after that run of mine? Cited from Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi, by Plautus
  • All three of us were a bit puffed up over that boat. Cited from The River and I, by John G. Neihardt
  • He stopped there, gave a little puff of spent breath and sat down. Cited from The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories, by Various
  • So ended our little adventure out for a puff of free air! Cited from My Friend Smith, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • It is one of the greatest puffs that there has been for some time.
  • Far away a single train is puffing at the back of the German lines. Cited from A Visit to Three Fronts, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • When you take it away up goes a single puff of smoke. Cited from The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch, by Laura Lee Hope
  • What child is there who lives in the country and does not know the Puff-ball? Cited from Among the Mushrooms, by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
  • Yet all the puffing that we got was by word of mouth. Cited from A Minstrel In France, by Harry Lauder
  • I looked at him with attention, and after a few puffs of smoke he continued. Cited from White Shadows in the South Seas, by Frederick O'Brien
  • You should have heard me panting and puffing along behind him on our way out! Cited from Frank Merriwell's Races, by Burt L. Standish
  • But it is very difficult for a young man to rise without puffing, or using low means. Cited from Tales and Novels, Vol. VII, by Maria Edgeworth
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Meaning of puff

  • noun A short light gust of air
  • noun A light inflated pastry or puff shell
  • noun Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
  • noun A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    he took a puff on his pipe, he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
  • verb Smoke and exhale strongly
    puff a cigar, whiff a pipe
  • verb Suck in or take (air)
    draw a deep breath, draw on a cigarette
  • verb Make proud or conceited
    The sudden fame puffed her ego
  • verb Praise extravagantly
    The critics puffed up this Broadway production
  • verb Speak in a blustering or scornful manner
    A puffing kind of man
  • verb To swell or cause to enlarge, "her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    puffed out chests
  • verb Blow hard and loudly
    he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain