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Definitions of puff:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To send out air, smoke, breath, etc., with sudden force; breathe quick and hard, as a runner; swell with air; swell with importance.

part of speech: adjective

Puffy.

part of speech: verb transitive

To drive with a puff: to swell with a wind: to praise in exaggerated terms.

part of speech: verb transitive

To blow, drive, etc., with whiffs or little blasts; swell, as with wind; praise in too high terms; arrange in puffs, as the hair.

part of speech: noun

PUFFER.

part of speech: noun

A short quick blast; a sudden breath forced out; a soft ball or pad used to apply powder to the skin or hair; a soft roll of hair; a light cake or tart filled with cream, etc.; colloquially, exaggerated praise.

part of speech: noun

A breath from the mouth emitted suddenly and with some force; a whiff; a slight gust of wind; anything swollen and light; an exaggerated commendation or advertisement.

part of speech: noun

A sudden, forcible breath: a sudden blast of wind: a gust or whiff: a fungous ball containing dust: anything light and porous, or swollen and light: a kind of light pastry: an exaggerated expression of praise.

part of speech: verb

To send air from the mouth with a single and sudden blast; to swell, as with wind; to inflate; to swell with pride; to praise unduly; to breathe quick and hard, as after violent exertion.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To blow in puffs or whiffs: to swell or fill with air: to breathe with vehemence: to blow at, in contempt: to bustle about.

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