- v smoke and exhale strongly
- v suck in or take (air)
- v breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
- v make proud or conceited
The sudden fame puffed her ego
- v praise extravagantly
The critics puffed up this Broadway production
- v speak in a blustering or scornful manner
- v to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
puffed out chests
- v blow hard and loudly
he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain
- s gathered for protruding fullness
- My friends tell me that Colbert's mimicry of the narcissistic, preening, puffed-up personalities who inhabit TV news these days is spot on.
- He fell to the ground, unconscious, and the puffed rice went in all directions.
- As she puffed, she prattled in her new, brittle voice: "She's been having a real tough time.
News & Articles
- Dodgers lose to Diamondbacks in 12 innings
LOS ANGELES Hyun-jin Ryu huffed and puffed his way around the bases and exited another quality start with a lead, but the embattled Dodgers bullpen let it get away again as the Arizona Diamondbacks won, 8-6, in 12 innings Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
June 13, 2013 - Orange County Register
- Memphis author Ashley Foxx aims to inspire with children's book
Keisha is a precocious, Afro-puffed girl whose sweet tooth “often got her into the middle of mischief.” In the middle of the night, she accidentally breaks a cookie jar and sets out to set things right.
June 11, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
- SOARES: Penny wise and pound foolish
Jack’s pipe belched smoke as he puffed like an overloaded Mack truck chugging up President Avenue. The old man was flustered and it showed. He was melting lead for sinkers over an open oak fire, and when he began to pour, a piece of slag popped and scorched his hairy wrist.
June 9, 2013 - Fall River Herald News