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Definition 1: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he took a puff on his pipe
  • he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

(... is a kind of puff ) a puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette

"the boys took a few tokes on a joint"

(... is part of puff) the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

"he went outside for a smoke" "smoking stinks"

Definition 2: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he gave his nose a loud blow
  • he blew out all the candles with a single puff

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) the act of expelling air from the lungs

(... is a kind of puff ) an act of blowing or breathing on or into something

Definition 3: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) coverings that are used on a bed

(... is a kind of puff ) a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider

(... is a kind of puff ) a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together

Definition 4: a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

Definition 5: thick cushion used as a seat - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) furniture that is designed for sitting on

"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

Definition 6: exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes) - [noun denoting communication]

(puff is a kind of ...) something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable

Definition 7: a light inflated pastry or puff shell - [noun denoting food]

(puff is a kind of ...) any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

(... is a kind of puff ) puff filled with cream or custard

Definition 8: a short light gust of air - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) a strong current of air

"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

Definition 9: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted - [verb of body]

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

  • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) exhale hard

"blow on the soup to cool it down"

Definition 10: blow hard and loudly - [verb of body]

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

  • he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) exhale hard

"blow on the soup to cool it down"

Definition 11: to swell or cause to enlarge - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

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

"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

Definition 12: speak in a blustering or scornful manner - [verb of communication]

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

  • A puffing kind of man

(puff is a kind of ...) show off

Definition 13: praise extravagantly - [verb of communication]

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

  • The critics puffed up this Broadway production

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

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

"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

Definition 14: suck in or take (air) - [verb of consumption]

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

  • draw a deep breath
  • draw on a cigarette

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) draw in (air)

"Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

(puff implies ...) inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

"We never smoked marijuana" "Do you smoke?"

Definition 15: smoke and exhale strongly - [verb of consumption]

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

  • puff a cigar
  • whiff a pipe

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is a kind of ...) inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

"We never smoked marijuana" "Do you smoke?"

Definition 16: make proud or conceited - [verb of emotion]

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

  • The sudden fame puffed her ego

(puff is a kind of ...) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

"Music can uplift your spirits"

Definition 17: gathered for protruding fullness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • puff sleeves

Synonyms for puff in the sense of this definition

(puff is similar to ...) not plain; decorative or ornamented

"fancy handwriting" "fancy clothes"

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