HyperDic: puff_up

English > 4 senses of the expression puff up:
VERBchangepuff upmake larger / larger or distend
changepuff up, puff, blow up, puff outto swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
socialpuff up, swellbecome filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
communicationpuff up, puffpraise extravagantly
English > puff up: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake larger / larger or distend.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderinflate, blow up, expand, amplifyexaggerate or make bigger
Catalaninflar
English > puff up: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningTo swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelDid his feet puff up?
Synonymspuff, blow up, puff out
Broaderswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
Spanishhincharse, hinchar
Catalaninflar-se, inflar
English > puff up: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBecome filled with pride, arrogance, or anger.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymswell
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Spanishhincharse
English > puff up: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningpraise extravagantly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonympuff
BroaderpraiseExpress approval of
Spanishhinchar

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