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puff and blow

Definition of puff and blow in English:

Breathe in gasps during or after exertion: they trotted round corners, puffing and blowing
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  • ‘No pecs, no sex,’ barks Pilates Pam, who must be pushing 60 and has the figure of an Olympic sprinter, as we puff and blow and our wobbly thighs tremble.
  • ‘The best thing for being sad,’ replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, ‘is to learn something.’
  • Either way, you have a good chance of running alongside pods of pilot whales as they surface, puff and blow, taking it in turns to keep a watchful eye on the people gazing from the boat.
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