Blow+in+puffs

  • 1 puff — [puf] n. [ME puf < OE pyff < the v.] 1. a) a short, sudden burst or gust, as of wind, or an expulsion, as of breath b) the sound of this c) a small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time 2. a draw at a cigarette, pipe, etc …

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  • 2 Puff — Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Puffed} (p[u^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Puffing}.] [Akin to G. puffen to pop, buffet, puff, D. poffen to pop, puffen to blow, Sw. puffa to push, to cuff, Dan. puffe to pop, thump. See {Puff}, n.] 1. To blow in puffs, or… …

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  • 3 Puffed — Puff Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Puffed} (p[u^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Puffing}.] [Akin to G. puffen to pop, buffet, puff, D. poffen to pop, puffen to blow, Sw. puffa to push, to cuff, Dan. puffe to pop, thump. See {Puff}, n.] 1. To blow in puffs,… …

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  • 4 Puffing — Puff Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Puffed} (p[u^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Puffing}.] [Akin to G. puffen to pop, buffet, puff, D. poffen to pop, puffen to blow, Sw. puffa to push, to cuff, Dan. puffe to pop, thump. See {Puff}, n.] 1. To blow in puffs,… …

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  • 5 whiffle — [hwif′əl, wif′əl] vi. whiffled, whiffling [freq. of WHIFF] 1. to blow fitfully; blow in puffs or gusts: said of the wind 2. to shift or veer about; vacillate vt. to blow or scatter with or as with a puff of wind …

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  • 6 whif|fle — «HWIHF uhl», verb, fled, fling, noun. –v.i. 1. to blow in puffs or gusts. 2. a) (of the wind or a ship) to veer or shift (about). b) Figurative. to back and fill; vacillate. 3. to blow lightly; …

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  • 7 puff — I. n. Whiff, sudden gust; short, quick blast. II. v. n. 1. Blow in puffs. 2. Pant, breathe hard. III. v. a. 1. Blow. 2. Swell, inflate. 3. Praise ( …

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  • 8 The Books — Infobox musical artist 2 Name = The Books Img capt = Left to right: Nick Zammuto, Paul de Jong Background = group or band Origin = New York City, New York, United States Instruments = Genre = Electronic music, Folk, Experimental, Folktronica… …

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  • 9 faff Brit. — faff Brit. informal verb spend time in ineffectual activity. noun ineffectual activity. Origin C18 (orig. dialect in the sense blow in puffs , describing the wind): imitative …

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  • 10 whiffle —   v.i. blow in puffs or gusts; make a light whistling sound; be evasive; vacillate.    ♦ whiffler n. evasive or vacillating person; attendant who cleared the way for a procession …

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  • 11 faff — Brit. informal ► VERB ▪ bustle ineffectually. ► NOUN ▪ ineffectual activity. ORIGIN originally dialect in the sense «blow in puffs», describing the wind …

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  • 12 puff — /pʌf / (say puf) noun 1. a short, quick blast, as of wind or breath. 2. an abrupt emission of air, vapour, etc. 3. a single inhalation and exhalation, as of a cigarette. 4. the sound of an abrupt emission of air, etc. 5. a small quantity of… …

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  • 13 puff — puff1 [ pʌf ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to smoke a cigarette, pipe, etc.: puff on/at: Grandad sat in the corner and puffed on his pipe. 2. ) intransitive to breathe or blow out air noisily, especially because you have been running,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 puff — puffingly, adv. /puf/, n. 1. a short, quick blast, as of wind or breath. 2. an abrupt emission of air, smoke, vapor, etc. 3. an act of inhaling and exhaling, as on a cigarette or pipe; whiff. 4. the sound of an abrupt emission of air, vapor, etc …

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  • 15 puff — 1 verb 1 (I) to breathe quickly and with difficulty after running, carrying something heavy etc: Catherine was puffing loudly as she carried the box into the room. (+ up/along etc): Duncan passed me, puffing up the hill. see also: huff and puff… …

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  • 16 puff — [[t]pʌf[/t]] n. 1) a short, quick blast or emission of air, smoke, vapor, etc 2) a small emission of vapor, smoke, etc 3) the sound of an emission of vapor, smoke, etc 4) cvb an act of inhaling and exhaling, as on a cigarette or pipe; whiff 5) an …

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  • 17 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster — For more information about the final mission and crew of the Challenger, see STS 51 L. Space Shuttle Challenger s smoke plume after the in flight breakup that killed all seven crew members …

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  • 18 puff — n. & v. n. 1 a a short quick blast of breath or wind. b the sound of this; a similar sound. c a small quantity of vapour, smoke, etc., emitted in one blast (went up in a puff of smoke). 2 a cake etc. containing jam, cream, etc., and made of light …

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  • 19 World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theories — Aerial view of the debris field of the North Tower, 6 WTC, and 7 WTC (upper right) The World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theory is a conspiracy theory which contends that the collapse of the World Trade Center was not caused by… …

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  • 20 puff — I UK [pʌf] / US verb Word forms puff : present tense I/you/we/they puff he/she/it puffs present participle puffing past tense puffed past participle puffed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to smoke a cigarette, pipe etc puff on/at: Grandad sat in the …

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