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puff 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/pəf/,
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puffs, plural;
  1. Breathe in repeated short gasps
    • - exercises that make you puff
  2. (of a person, engine, etc.) Move with short, noisy breaths or bursts of air or steam
    • - the train came puffing in
  3. Smoke a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
    • - he puffed on his pipe contentedly
  4. Blow (dust, smoke, or a light object) in a specified direction with a quick breath or blast of air
    • - he lighted his pipe and puffed forth smoke
  5. Move through the air in short bursts
    • - his breath puffed out like white smoke
  6. Cause to swell or become swollen
    • - he suddenly sucked his stomach in and puffed his chest out
    • - when he was in a temper, his cheeks puffed up and his eyes shrank
  7. Cause to become conceited
    • - he was never puffed up about his writing
  8. Advertise with exaggerated or false praise
    • - publishers have puffed the book on the grounds that it contains new discoveries
Noun
  1. A short, explosive burst of breath or wind
    • - a puff of wind swung the weathervane around
  2. The sound of air or vapor escaping suddenly
    • - the whistle and puff of steam
  3. A small quantity of vapor or smoke, emitted in one blast
    • - the fire breathed out a puff of blue smoke
  4. An act of drawing quickly on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
    • - he took a puff of his cigar
  5. A light pastry case, typically one made of puff pastry, containing a sweet or savory filling
    • - a cream puff
  6. A gathered mass of material in a dress or other garment

  7. A rolled protuberant mass of hair

  8. A powder puff

  9. A soft quilt
    • - the plump pillows and puffs with which the snowy beds were piled
  10. A review of a work of art, book, or theatrical production, esp. an excessively complimentary one
    • - the publishers sent him a copy of the book hoping for a puff
  11. An advertisement, esp. one exaggerating the value of the goods advertised


  1. a short light gust of air
  2. gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves"
  3. smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
  4. a light inflated pastry or puff shell
  5. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
  6. exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
  7. To increase cell volume, some specialized cells undergo repeated rounds of DNA replication without cell division (endomitosis), forming a giant polytene chromosome. Polytene chromosomes form when multiple rounds of replication produce many sister chromatids that remain synapsed together. ...
  8. (Puffing (advertising)) Puffery as a legal term refers to promotional statements and claims that express subjective rather than objective views, such that no reasonable person would take them literally. ...
  9. Puffs is a brand of facial tissue manufactured by Procter & Gamble. Introduced in 1960, it is among the leading national brands of facial tissue in the United States. Best known for its slogan: "a nose in need deserves Puffs indeed" voice over by actor Tony Clarkin. ...
  10. (PUFFS (NetBSD)) PUFFS is a NetBSD kernel subsystem developed for running filesystems in userspace. It was added to NetBSD in the 5.0 release and has a FUSE compatibility layer allowing portability from other operating systems.
  11. A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth; The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself; A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air; An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe; A flamboyant or alluring statement about an object's quality; The ...
  12. (puffing) Non-factual or extravagant statements and opinions made to enhance the perceived desirability of a property. The is a fine line between legal puffing and illegal misrepresentation, and puffing is best avoided. An example of puffing would be, "This home has the best view in the city". ...
  13. (Puffing) An opinion or judgment that is not made as a representation of fact.
  14. (PUFFING) Exaggerated or superlative comments or opinions not made as representations of fact and thus not a grounds for misrepresentation. A statement such as “the apartment has a fantastic view,” is puffing because the prospective buyer can clearly assess the view in each case.
  15. (PUFFING) a phenomenon in which thousands of asci in an apothecial ascoma discharge their ascospores simultaneously, producing a visible cloud of spores.
  16. (Puffing) Exaggeration; over-statement of an obvious condition. It is not a misrepresentation because it is only a personal opinion not a statement of fact.
  17. (Puffing) Mugging (Knockover, 46)
  18. (Puffing) Subjective, usually extraordinary, claims as to the merits of something, including a security.
  19. (Puffing) The legitimate practice of making obviously exaggerated claims in advertising, eg. "cleaner than clean".
  20. (Puffing) The sometimes exaggerated buildup a salesperson or the seller may give to property. It is recognized in law as an opinion and not necessarily representing the facts
  21. (Puffing) To exaggerate - for example, to refer to a house as having "the most gorgeous view in the city."
  22. (Puffing) When one party seeks to improve or advance its position by exaggerating it.
  23. (Puffing) is a method of processing cereal grains. They are subjected to high pressures, then suddenly ejected into a normal atmospheric pressure, causing the grain to expand sharply. This is used to make puffed wheat cereals and puffed rice cakes.
  24. (puffing) A general expression of opinion, typically in a sales context, that is used to persuade a prospective purchaser to buy. It does not constitute a misrepresentation of material text.
  25. (Puffs) are nasty cloud creatures that Mario encounters during his adventures in Paper Mario games. Paper Mario introduces Puffs. They are known for their abilities to charge then let loose a powerful attack. There is a boss in Paper Mario which is a big Puff named Huff N. Puff. ...