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Pronunciation: /pʌf/

Translation of puff in French:



  • tirer sur [pipe]


  • 1to puff at tirer des bouffées de [cigarette, pipe]

Phrasal verbs

puff out

gonfler [cheeks]; [bird] hérisser [feathers] 1.1to puff out smoke lancer des bouffées de fumée

puff up

puff up [feathers] se hérisser; [eye] devenir bouffi/-e; [rice] gonfler
puff [sth] up hérisser [feathers, fur] puffed up with pride rempli/-e d'orgueil

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