Dictionary Results for puffing


1. puffing - noun

· blowing tobacco smoke out into the air; "they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing"

Hypernym(s): smoke, smoking




2. puffing - noun

· an act of forcible exhalation

Synonym(s): huffing, snorting

Hypernym(s): exhalation, expiration, breathing_out




3. puff - verb

· smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"

Synonym(s): whiff

Hypernym(s): smoke




4. puff - verb

· suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"

Synonym(s): drag, draw

Hypernym(s): inhale, inspire, breathe_in




5. puff - verb

· breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

Synonym(s): pant, gasp, heave

Hypernym(s): blow




6. puff - verb

· make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"

Hypernym(s): elate, lift_up, uplift, pick_up, intoxicate




7. puff - verb

· praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"

Synonym(s): puff_up

Hypernym(s): praise




8. puff - verb

· speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"

Hypernym(s): boast, tout, swash, shoot_a_line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade




9. puff - verb

· to swell or cause to enlarge; "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"

Synonym(s): puff_up, blow_up, puff_out

Hypernym(s): swell, swell_up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce




10. puff - verb

· blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"

Synonym(s): huff, chuff

Hypernym(s): blow





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