puff out

puff out
to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs" (Freq. 1)

puffed out chests

Syn: ↑puff, ↑puff up, ↑blow up
Derivationally related forms: ↑puffer (for: ↑puff)
Hypernyms: ↑swell, ↑swell up, ↑intumesce, ↑tumefy, ↑tumesce
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something


Did his feet puff out?

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puff out [phrasal verb]
puff (something) out or puff out (something) : to make (something) larger and rounder by filling it with air

She puffed out her cheeks, made a wish, and blew out the candles on her cake.

A gust of wind puffed out the boat's sails.

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Main Entry:puff

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