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Word meaning puff

n. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.
n. Anything light and filled with air.
n. A puffball.
n. a kind of light pastry.
n. A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.
n. An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.
n. To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
n. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
n. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
n. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
n. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
v. t. To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
v. t. To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
v. t. To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
v. t. To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
v. t. To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
a. Puffed up; vain.

Crossword clues for puff

- Buttery pastry
- Gasp
- Give a short explosive burst of breath
- Short quick blast of breath
- Smoke a pipe
- To gasp

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