be puffed (up) with pride

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be puffed (up) with pride

: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

puff play puffed
  1. : to blow in short gusts

  2. : to exhale forcibly

  3. : to breathe hard : pant

  1. : an act or instance of puffing : whiff

  2. : a slight explosive sound accompanying a puff

  3. : a perceptible cloud or aura emitted in a puff

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

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

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

  2. : up into or in the

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

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

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

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

  2. : inordinate self-esteem : conceit

  3. : a reasonable or justifiable self-respect

  1. : to indulge (oneself) in pride


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