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English noun: fluff

1. fluff (substance) any light downy material

Broader (hypernym)material, stuff

2. fluff (artifact) something of little value or significance

Synonymsbagatelle, frippery, frivolity

Broader (hypernym)small beer, trifle, trivia, triviality

3. fluff (act) a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall

English verb: fluff

1. fluff (social) make a mess of, destroy or ruin

SamplesI botched the dinner and we had to eat out.
The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement.

Synonymsball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil

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

Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

2. fluff (contact) erect or fluff up

SamplesThe bird ruffled its feathers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)loosen

3. fluff (body) ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

ExamplesThey fluff their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)comb, comb out, disentangle

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