huffing huffing  /ˈhə fɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an act of forcible exhalation

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. With all my spluttering and huffing and puffing, he was sometimes alarmed that I might not make it through the night.
  2. For all its huffing and puffing, that address underscored how the Bush administration seems to be tailoring its message to a Russia that no longer exists.
  3. There's been a lot of huffing and puffing this week about a provision to expand access to Medicaid-covered family planning services.

News

  1. Huffing Freon from AC units can be deadly

    Teenagers are huffing Freon from air conditioning units to get high, leading to serious health issues and even death.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KKCO Grand Junction

  2. Civil suit settled in alleged Highland Park 'huffing' death; criminal trial postponed

    A civil suit filed against a Highland Park teen accused of “huffing” a cleaning product before striking a family with a car and killing a 5-year-old girl has been settled for an undisclosed amount, while the trial date in her criminal case has been pushed back for a second time.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Suit settled in alleged 'huffing' death; criminal trial postponed

    A civil suit filed against a Highland Park teen accused of "huffing" a cleaning product before striking a family with a car and killing a 5-year-old girl has been settled for an undisclosed amount, while the trial date in her criminal case has been pushed back for a second time.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

Quotes

  1. "No amount of huffing and puffing about more elections this coming winter is going to make people in northern Ontario forget that you sold out their (forestry) jobs," Layton said during a stop in Kenora, Ont.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Jack Layton Source: West Island Chronicle

  2. "I jumped over the boards as quick as I could. It was the best thing I could have seen. I don't know how much we had left," said Pronger. "There were a couple of guys huffing and puffing. It's not a better sight to see than that puck go in...
    on May 3, 2009 By: Chris Pronger Source: USA Today

  3. "Despite all the huffing and puffing from the treasurer that the budget is under threat from the slowdown in the US and elsewhere, high prices for coal and iron ore mean high company profits, which mean higher company tax revenues," Mr...
    on May 8, 2008 By: Chris Richardson Source: The Age

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