Puffed


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, or with short and sudden whiffs. [1913 Webster]

2. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at. [1913 Webster]

It is really to defy Heaven to puff at damnation. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion. [1913 Webster]

The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing, from the chase. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster]

4. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

5. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance. [1913 Webster]

Then came brave Glory puffing by. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.