Huff Huff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Huffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Huffing}.] [Cf. OE. hoove to puff up, blow; prob. of imitative origin.] 1. To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

2. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully. [1913 Webster]

You must not presume to huff us. --Echard. [1913 Webster]

3. (Draughts) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See {Huff}, v. i., 3. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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