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puff up

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  1. puff upverb

    make larger or distend

    "The estimates were puffed up"

  2. puff, puff up, blow up, puff outverb

    to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

    "puffed out chests"

  3. swell, puff upverb

    become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

    "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"

  4. puff, puff upverb

    praise extravagantly

    "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"


  1. puff upverb

    To inflate with air.

  2. puff upverb

    To swell due to injury or illness.

  3. puff upverb

    To become proud. (Often written as puffed up with pride.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puff up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puff up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of puff up in a Sentence

  1. Christian Petroni:

    When you blast the pizza with high heat quickly, it allows the dough to puff up, and really replicates a Neapolitan-style pizza.

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