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Definition 1: make larger or distend - [verb of change]

Samples where puff up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The estimates were puffed up

(puff up is a kind of ...) exaggerate or make bigger

"The charges were inflated"

Definition 2: to swell or cause to enlarge - [verb of change]

Samples where puff up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her faced puffed up from the drugs
  • puffed out chests

Synonyms for puff up in the sense of this definition

(puff up is a kind of ...) expand abnormally

"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

Definition 3: praise extravagantly - [verb of communication]

Samples where puff up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The critics puffed up this Broadway production

Synonyms for puff up in the sense of this definition

(puff up is a kind of ...) express approval of

"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

Samples where puff up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son

Synonyms for puff up in the sense of this definition

(puff up is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

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