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Dictionary definition for: Puff

1. (s) gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves"

2. (v) smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar" "whiff a pipe"

3. (n) a short light gust of air

4. (v) suck in or take (air) "draw a deep breath" "draw on a cigarette"

5. (n) a light inflated pastry or puff shell

6. (v) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

7. (n) exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

8. (n) bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

9. (v) make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"

10. (v) praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"

11. (n) a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

12. (v) speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"

13. (n) thick cushion used as a seat

14. (v) to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

15. (n) 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"

16. (n) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow" "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

17. (v) blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"

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