puff out

phrasal verb

puffed out; puffing out; puffs out
: to make (something) larger and rounder by filling it with air
She puffed her cheeks out and blew out the candles.
A gust of wind puffed out the boat's sails.

Examples of puff out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bottom of the coat puffed out from underneath the tie, creating volume at the hip. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 26 Sep. 2023 In this collection, a jacket and coat had a reverse raglan sleeve, so the big rounded cut that typically makes a jacket puff out at the shoulder blade was on the front, and the back draped with a Cristóbal Balenciaga- or Brancusi-like curve. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 The unit can be used in rooms up to 350 square feet, puffing out cool air at a low volume. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 10 July 2023 His breath would blow a few rice puffs out of the bowl and across the table. David G. Allan, CNN, 14 May 2023 Weight gained from eating fatty foods accumulates under the skin, puffing out cheeks, arms and thighs. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2023 AirPods in his ears, Poole channeled his inner Draymond, puffing out his chest and jawing back. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Apr. 2023 Buds puffing out from my ribs, present enough to pinch but not to hold. Madeleine Watts, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022 Tail straight up and puffed out means the cat is angry. Julia Calderone, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 See More

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“Puff out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20out. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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