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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, but gradually the wind picked up.”
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A written review of something or someone, typically complimentary
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“Both books had covers that carried enthusiastic puffs from big names.”
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The act of advertising or exaggerating the value of something
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“I will give you a thousand examples out of the sports pages that is salesman's puff.”
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An act of drawing air in, especially from a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
“He took a long puff of his cigar then sighed, blowing a steady stream of smoke.”
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A bulge, typically of fabric gathered up so as to be left full in the middle
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“If you want a little more puff in the sleeve cap, feel free to add a little more length to the top.”
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(slang) The drug cannabis
“Have you got any puff we can smoke?”
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A (heavy) breath or puff of air
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Development; accumulation
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Thick bedcovering made of patches
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Praise and honor received for an achievement
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Air taken into or expelled from the lungs
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A billowing mass of a gaseous or mistlike substance
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Coverage in media
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Tobacco or other substances, in a thin roll wrapped with paper, intended to be smoked
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Any soft downy substance, typically from soft fibers or hairs
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A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar and eggs
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A light, hollow pastry typically filled with cream or custard
Verb
To blow or breathe in repeated short bursts or gasps of air
“I puff from exhaustion as I crouch lower and lower so my backpack doesn't get caught in vines and creepers.”
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To smoke a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
“Walter Hern began to puff hard at his pipe, and to stare more intently at the fire.”
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(puff up) To promote with exaggerated or false praise
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“The company tried hard in its press release to puff up the new products into something noteworthy.”
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(puff up) To praise or compliment, typically excessively or insincerely
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“To get on his good side, you'll need to puff up his ego and laugh at his horrible jokes.”
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To swell or distend
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“Leave plenty of room between them because the pastry will puff and expand.”
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To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
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To (excessively) talk up one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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To blow upon, as with a fan or wings
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(with reference to a scent, sound, etc.) To pass or cause to pass gently through the air
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To blow in gusts
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Give a false or misleading account of the nature of
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(of a theory or suggestion) To put forward
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To help or give aid to
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