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English adjective: puff

1. puff gathered for protruding fullness


SamplesPuff sleeves.


Synonymspuffed


Similarfancy


Antonymsplain


English noun: puff

1. puff (phenomenon) a short light gust of air


Synonymspuff of air, whiff


Broader (hypernym)blast, blow, gust

2. puff (food) a light inflated pastry or puff shell


Broader (hypernym)pastry


Narrower (hyponym)chou, cream puff

3. puff (communication) exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)


Broader (hypernym)good word, recommendation, testimonial

4. puff (artifact) bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together


Synonymscomfort, comforter, quilt


Broader (hypernym)bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding


Narrower (hyponym)continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown, patchwork, patchwork quilt

5. puff (artifact) a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin


Synonymspowderpuff


Broader (hypernym)pad

6. puff (artifact) thick cushion used as a seat


Synonymshassock, ottoman, pouf, pouffe


Broader (hypernym)seat

7. puff (act) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)


SamplesHe took a puff on his pipe.
He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly.


Synonymsdrag, pull


Broader (hypernym)aspiration, breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, intake


Narrower (hyponym)toke


Part meronymsmoke, smoking

8. puff (act) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth


SamplesHe gave his nose a loud blow.
He blew out all the candles with a single puff.


Synonymsblow


Broader (hypernym)breathing out, exhalation, expiration


Narrower (hyponym)insufflation


English verb: puff

1. puff (consumption) smoke and exhale strongly


SamplesPuff a cigar.
Whiff a pipe.


Synonymswhiff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smoke

2. puff (consumption) suck in or take (air)


SamplesDraw a deep breath.
Draw on a cigarette.


Synonymsdrag, draw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)breathe in, inhale, inspire


Entailsmoke

3. puff (body) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted


SamplesThe runners reached the finish line, panting heavily.


Synonymsgasp, heave, pant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)blow

4. puff (emotion) make proud or conceited


SamplesThe sudden fame puffed her ego.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

5. puff (communication) praise extravagantly


SamplesThe critics puffed up this Broadway production.


Synonymspuff up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)praise

6. puff (communication) speak in a blustering or scornful manner


SamplesA puffing kind of man.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

7. puff (change) to swell or cause to enlarge,


SamplesHer faced puffed up from the drugs.
Puffed out chests.


ExamplesDid his feet puff?


Synonymsblow up, puff out, puff up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce

8. puff (body) blow hard and loudly


SamplesHe huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain.


Synonymschuff, huff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)blow









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