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puff
British English: /pʌf/
American English: /pəf/

Translation of puff in Italian:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1 to puff smoke (person, chimney, train)
    fare sbuffi di fumo
    to puff smoke into somebody's face
    soffiare del fumo in faccia a qualcuno

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

puff out:

1 puff out
(sails)
gonfiarsi
(sleeve, skirt)
essere a sbuffo
2 puff out [something], puff [something] out 2.1 (swell)
gonfiare (sails)
to puff out one's cheeks
gonfiare le guance
to puff out one's chest the bird puffed out its feathers
l'uccello arruffò le piume
2.2 (give out)to puff out smoke (person, chimney, train)
fare sbuffi di fumo
3 puff [somebody] out [informal]
togliere il fiato a qualcuno
the run had puffed him out [informal]
la corsa gli aveva tolto il fiato

puff up:

1 puff up
(feathers)
arruffarsi
(rice)
gonfiarsi
2 puff up [something], puff [something] up
arruffare (feathers, fur)
her eyes were all puffed up
i suoi occhi erano tutti gonfi
to be puffed up with pride
essere pieno d'orgoglio o tutto tronfio

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