puff out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v puff out to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs" "puffed out chests"
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Quotations

  • Claiborne Pell
    Claiborne Pell
    “My opponent called me a cream puff. Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.”

Usage

In literature:

The Mayor and Mrs. Puff-Pudgy jumped up first, and then they helped Twinkle and Chubbins to scramble out.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
A great cloud puffs out into the fog, and the shot screams through the air and is lost to sight.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Puffs of sweet, strong, spicy steam rose out of it as they jerked it this way and that.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
Pierre took a long puff, held it in his mouth and let it out.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
And then he rolled out of bed; and then Fluff and Puff rolled out of bed.
"Five Mice in a Mouse-trap" by Laura E. Richards
Turn the puffs out of the cups, and serve with white wine and sugar.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Little puffs of smoke burst out all over the hillside.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Roll out your puff paste as thin as possible, lay it in pattypans, fill them with the ingredients, but do not cover them.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Mrs. Nesbitt shook out the folds of her crisp lawn, adjusted her bonnet and puffs and sighed, as they walked up the long avenue.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Puffs of vapor shot out.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

Burrow amain;
Dig like a mole;
Fill every vein
With half-burnt coal;
Puff the keen dust about,
And all to choke me out.
"The Asthmatic To The Satan That Binds Him" by George MacDonald
"Wan pipe is all I want for me--
We’ll finish our smoke downstair,"
De devil say, an' it was enough,
For w'en he tak' de very firse puff
He holler out, "Maudit! w'at stuff!
Fresh air! fresh air!! fresh air!!!"
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
And anon, as he puff'd the vast volumes, were seen,
In horrid festoons on the wall,
Legs and arms, heads and bodies emerging between,
Like the drawing-room grim of the Scotch Sawney Beane,
By the Devil dress'd out for a ball.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
And suddenly on the wall behind her head
I see a monstrous shadow strike and spread,
The lamp puffs out, a great blow crashes down.
I plunge through the curtain, run through dark to the street,
And hear swift steps retreat . . .
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 04: " by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

When the baby breathes in, his belly moves in, and when he breathes out the belly puffs out (opposite direction of normal breathing).
It took four puffs, but Alfred Eisenstaedt blew out all the candles on his birthday cake Wednesday night.
You head to Costco to stock up on staples -- say, paper towels and cleaning supplies -- but you walk out with three salmon filets, a tub of cream puffs, and a ream of printer paper.
Hopefully, they haven't run out of cream puffs yet.
In November 2010, the New York Times published a puff piece on the Brecht Forum, a club in New York where, to hear the Times tell it, cuddly Marxists hang out and play.
Puff out your chest and wear that badge proudly as a member of the rank and file, you are the foundation of any police agency.
Lay out puff pastry on work table to thaw.
Teams duke it out on the gridiron in powder puff game.
When the male species sees someone they'd like to impress, it's common for them to puff out their chest, show off their colorful tail, and even battle another creature to the death.
Yes, ABC dragged out Regis Philbin at Radio City Music Hall with a puff of white smoke and that dramatic, clinky Who Wants to be a Millionaire soundtrack.
Puff Daddy & the Family's No Way Out is as stunningly slack a piece of work as has ever been issued by a major rap act.
Puff out your chests Southeast Texas.
Gently roll puff pastry out on the work surface.
Because Americans continue to puss out to the Nanny State, public places for smokers to enjoy a puff or two are growing rarer by the day.
Puff out your chests, NFC East fans, because you have the most popular division in football.
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