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Noun
A short, explosive burst of breath or wind
“For the first half hour it was hard to find a puff of wind to reach the windward mark in front of the Asia Pattaya Hotel, but gradually the wind picked up and by noon was blowing at a gentle 4 knots.”
Noun
A review of a work of art, book, or theatrical production, especially an excessively complimentary one
“It stemmed from 17th-cent. abstracts of books and comments on publishers' puffs.”
Noun
An act of drawing quickly on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
“He took a long puff of his cigar then sighed, blowing a steady stream of smoke.”
Noun
An advertisement, especially one exaggerating the value of the goods advertised
“What they really want is a simple, functional, informative experience which loads quickly and has a minimum of advertising puff masquerading as content.”
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Verb
Breathe in repeated short gasps
“You don't blow; you puff from deep down in your throat.”
Verb
Advertise with exaggerated or false praise
“He has not been afraid to publish letters praising his own letters; What We've Lost is puffed in this month's magazine.”
Verb
Smoke a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
“She lit up a cigarette and began puffing at it unconsciously.”
Verb
To praise too much
“… a talk show host who can be counted on to puff up the celebrities who readily consent to be interviewed.”
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