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puff

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a slight or gentle movement of air
  • felt a puff of wind on his face

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puff

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of puff (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to breathe hard, quickly, or with difficulty
  • he came running up the stairs puffing and wheezing

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2 to praise too much
  • a talk show host who can be counted on to puff up the celebrities who readily consent to be interviewed

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The first known use of puff was before the 12th century

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“Puff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/puff. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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