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  Words related to puff

Related / Similar Words: blow, drag, pull, ottoman, pouf, pouffe, hassock, powderpuff, quilt, comforter, puff of air, whiff, pant, gasp, heave, huff, chuff, puff up, blow up, puff out, draw, puffed

 

Definition:
  • forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff";
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly";
  • thick cushion used as a seat;
  • a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin;
  • bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together;
  • exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes);
  • a light inflated pastry or puff shell;
  • a short light gust of air;
  • breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily";
  • blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain";
  • to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs";
  • speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man";
  • praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production";
  • smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe";
  • suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette";
  • make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego";
  • gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves";

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    Hyponyms: insufflation, toke, eiderdown, duvet, continental quilt, patchwork, patchwork quilt, cream puff, chou

     

    Entailments: smoke

     

    Part Meronyms: smoke, smoking

     

    Derivational Morphology: huff, chuff, pant, gasp, heave, blow, drag, draw, whiff, comfort, ease, quilt, puff up, panting, heaving, puffing, huffing, snorting, puffer, blowfish, globefish, pull

     

     
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