Huffed
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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • huffed — hÊŒf n. fit of anger, fit of offended dignity, sulky fit v. puff, blow; take offense, become angry; behave arrogantly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathed heavily — huffed and puffed, respired forcefully, breathed forcefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • huff — [[t]hʌ̱f[/t]] huffs, huffing, huffed 1) VERB If you huff, you indicate that you are annoyed or offended about something, usually by the way that you say something. [V with quote] This , huffed Mr Buthelezi, was discrimination. Syn: puff 2) PHRASE …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Huffing — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arthur Warren — Jared Wilson redirects here. For the English footballer, see Jared Wilson (footballer). Arthur J.R. Warren (1974 July 3, 2000) was a 26 year old African American gay man, who resided in Grant Town, West Virginia. On July 3, 2000 he was murdered… …   Wikipedia

  • huff — I UK [hʌf] / US verb [transitive] Word forms huff : present tense I/you/we/they huff he/she/it huffs present participle huffing past tense huffed past participle huffed to say something in a way that shows you feel annoyed or impatient • huff and …   English dictionary

  • huff — I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1583 intransitive verb 1. a. to emit puffs (as of breath or steam) b. to proceed with labored breathing < huffed up to the peak > 2. a. to make empty threats …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Three Little Pigs — is a fairy tale featuring talking animals. Published versions of the story date back to the late 18th century, but the story is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals which can be drawn from it, have… …   Wikipedia

  • Sussex — County of Sussex redirects here. For other uses, see Sussex County (disambiguation). This refers to the historic county in England. For other uses either see Sussex (disambiguation) or, for the administrative counties that Sussex is divided into …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”