puff out

phrasal verb
puffed out; puffing out; puffs out

Definition of puff 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.

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“Puff out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20out. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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