be puffed (up) with pride

Definition of be puffed (up) with pride

  1. :  to be showing one's pride by the way one behaves or holds one's body He was puffed up with pride over his victory.

Word by Word Definitions

puffplay puffed
  1. :  to blow in short gusts

    :  to exhale forcibly

    :  to breathe hard :  pant

  1. :  an act or instance of puffing :  whiff

    :  a slight explosive sound accompanying a puff

    :  a perceptible cloud or aura emitted in a puff

  1. :  of, relating to, or designed for promotion or flattery

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

prideplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being proud: such as

    :  inordinate self-esteem :  conceit

    :  a reasonable or justifiable self-respect


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