out of puff

out of puff
Phrs. Out of breath. Informal

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • puff — ► NOUN 1) a short burst of breath or wind, or a small quantity of vapour or smoke sent out by such a burst. 2) an act of drawing quickly on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar. 3) a light pastry case, typically filled with cream or jam. 4) informal… …   English terms dictionary

  • puff — puff1 [pʌf] v [: Old English; Origin: pyffan, from the sound] 1.) to breathe quickly and with difficulty after the effort of running, carrying something heavy etc ▪ George puffed and panted and he tried to keep up. puff along/up etc ▪ An old man… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puff — 1 verb 1 (I) to breathe quickly and with difficulty after running, carrying something heavy etc: Catherine was puffing loudly as she carried the box into the room. (+ up/along etc): Duncan passed me, puffing up the hill. see also: huff and puff… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • puff — I UK [pʌf] / US verb Word forms puff : present tense I/you/we/they puff he/she/it puffs present participle puffing past tense puffed past participle puffed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to smoke a cigarette, pipe etc puff on/at: Grandad sat in the …   English dictionary

  • puff out — verb 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: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • puff — /pʌf / (say puf) noun 1. a short, quick blast, as of wind or breath. 2. an abrupt emission of air, vapour, etc. 3. a single inhalation and exhalation, as of a cigarette. 4. the sound of an abrupt emission of air, etc. 5. a small quantity of… …  

  • puff — puffingly, adv. /puf/, n. 1. a short, quick blast, as of wind or breath. 2. an abrupt emission of air, smoke, vapor, etc. 3. an act of inhaling and exhaling, as on a cigarette or pipe; whiff. 4. the sound of an abrupt emission of air, vapor, etc …   Universalium

  • puff — 1. noun a) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth. out of puff b) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself. puff of smoke Syn …   Wiktionary

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  • puff — in. to get drunk. □ Those guys go out and puff every Friday night. □ I’ve been puffing since dinnertime, and I’m done …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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