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1. puff

verb. ['ˈpʌf'] smoke and exhale strongly.

Synonyms

  • whiff

Antonyms

  • dislike
  • ride

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Puff

  • mcduff
  • macduff
  • rebuff
  • mcgough
  • mcgeough
  • lebouef
  • leboeuf
  • stuff
  • stough
  • snuff
  • slough
  • scuff
  • pluff
  • gruff
  • fluff
  • enough
  • cluff
  • bruff
  • bluff
  • acuff
  • tuff
  • tough
  • shuff
  • schuff
  • ruff
  • ruf
  • rough
  • muff
  • luff
  • huff

Example sentences of the word puff


1. Verb, base form
It may not puff up all the way at first so you may need to tap it again.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Opt for a 1-inch roller to create a small puff and a 2-inch roller for more volume.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They often puff up at night to sleep, because their body temperature's naturally lower during sleep.

Quotes containing the word puff


1. Who I was was not acceptable to black L.A. youth: the way I spoke and my sense of humor. Everybody else had relaxers and pressed hair. I wore my hair in an Afro puff. Nappy. The way I dressed. It was all about name brands at the time in L.A. I had no idea. All those things, I failed miserably at.
- Issa Rae

2. Sometimes it seemed to him that his life was delicate as a dandelion. One little puff from any direction, and it was blown to bits.
- Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

2. powder-puff

adjective. used of competitive activities in which only women take part.

Antonyms

  • male

3. puff

verb. ['ˈpʌf'] suck in or take (air).

Synonyms

  • inhale
  • smoke
  • draw
  • inspire
  • breathe in

Antonyms

  • empty
  • disparage
  • breathe
  • respire

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. puff

verb. ['ˈpʌf'] breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted.

Synonyms

  • heave
  • blow
  • gasp

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • open
  • thicken
  • discourage

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. puff

noun. ['ˈpʌf'] thick cushion used as a seat.

Synonyms

  • pouffe
  • hassock
  • seat
  • ottoman

Antonyms

  • adduct
  • repel
  • abduct
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. puff

verb. ['ˈpʌf'] blow hard and loudly.

Synonyms

  • blow
  • chuff

Antonyms

  • middle
  • beginning
  • lie

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. puff

noun. ['ˈpʌf'] forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth.

Synonyms

  • insufflation
  • exhalation
  • breathing out
  • blow

Antonyms

  • discomfort
  • uncomfortable
  • pain
  • push

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. puff

noun. ['ˈpʌf'] a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).

Synonyms

  • intake
  • smoke
  • breathing in
  • pull
  • inspiration
  • toke
  • inhalation
  • smoking
  • aspiration

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • inhale
  • abstain
  • absorb

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. puff

verb. ['ˈpʌf'] to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs".

Synonyms

  • swell up
  • intumesce
  • puff up
  • tumesce
  • puff out
  • tumefy
  • swell

Antonyms

  • undershoot
  • praise
  • lower
  • fall

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. puff

adjective. ['ˈpʌf'] gathered for protruding fullness.

Synonyms

  • puffed

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • agitate

Etymology

  • pyffian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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