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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.


Synonymsruffle


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


Synonymstease


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comb, comb out, disentangle









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