To take huff
Huff Huff, n. 1. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage. ``Left the place in a huff.'' --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance. [1913 Webster]

Lewd, shallow-brained huffs make atheism and contempt of religion the sole badge . . . of wit. --South. [1913 Webster]

{To take huff}, to take offence. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • Huff — Huff, n. 1. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage. Left the place in a huff. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Huff — Huff, v. i. 1. To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs. [1913 Webster] 2. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense. [1913 Webster] This senseless arrogant conceit of theirs made them huff at the doctrine of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • huff — /huf/, n. 1. a mood of sulking anger; a fit of resentment: Just because you disagree, don t walk off in a huff. v.t. 2. to give offense to; make angry. 3. to treat with arrogance or contempt; bluster at; hector or bully. 4. Checkers. to remove (a …   Universalium

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  • huff — [huf] vt. [echoic] 1. Obs. to blow, swell, or puff up 2. to treat insolently; bully; hector 3. to make angry; offend vi. 1. to blow; puff 2. to become angry; take offense 3. Obs …   English World dictionary

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