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  ( puffs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( puffing    present participle)   ( puffed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone puffsat a cigarette, cigar, or pipe, they smoke it.  
He lit a cigar and puffed at it twice...      V at/on n  
      Puff is also a noun., n-count   (=drag)  
She was taking quick puffs at her cigarette like a beginner.     
2       verb   If you puff smoke or moisture from your mouth or if it puffs from your mouth, you breathe it out.  
Richard lit another cigarette and puffed smoke towards the ceiling...      V n  
The weather was dry and cold; wisps of steam puffed from their lips.      V prep  
      Puff out means the same as puff., phrasal verb  
He drew heavily on his cigarette and puffed out a cloud of smoke.      V P n (not pron)  
3       verb   If an engine, chimney, or boiler puffs smoke or steam, clouds of smoke or steam come out of it.  
As I completed my 26th lap the Porsche puffed blue smoke.      V n  
4       n-count   A puff of something such as air or smoke is a small amount of it that is blown out from somewhere.  
usu N of n  
Wind caught the sudden puff of dust and blew it inland.     
5       verb   If you are puffing, you are breathing loudly and quickly with your mouth open because you are out of breath after a lot of physical effort.  
usu cont  
I know nothing about boxing, but I could see he was unfit, because he was puffing.      V  
    puffed   puff out      phrasal verb   If you puff out your cheeks, you make them larger and rounder by filling them with air.  
He puffed out his fat cheeks and let out a lungful of steamy breath.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
    puff 2   puff up      phrasal verb   If part of your body puffs up as a result of an injury or illness, it becomes swollen.   (=swell)  
Her body bloated and puffed up till pain seemed to burst out through her skin.      V P  
    puffed up  

puff pastry     
Puff pastry is a type of pastry which is very light and consists of a lot of thin layers.      n-uncount  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  



1    blast, breath, draught, emanation, flurry, gust, whiff  
2    drag     (slang)   pull, smoke  
3    bulge, bunching, swelling  
4    advertisement, commendation, favourable mention, good word, plug     (informal)   sales talk  
5    blow, breathe, exhale, gasp, gulp, pant, wheeze  
6    drag     (slang)   draw, inhale, pull at or on, smoke, suck  
7      (usually with)       up   bloat, dilate, distend, expand, inflate, swell  
8    crack up     (informal)   hype, overpraise, plug     (informal)   praise, promote, publicize, push  

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puff out, puff up, puff pastry, puffy

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