Definition of puff and blow in English:

puff and blow


  • Breathe in gasps during or after exertion:

    ‘they trotted round corners, puffing and blowing’
    • ‘‘The best thing for being sad,’ replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, ‘is to learn something.’’
    • ‘They form entrances to cave systems that can pass right through to the other side of an island, hence they can puff and blow with the tidal difference.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    breathe heavily, breathe loudly, breathe quickly, breathe rapidly, pant, puff and pant, puff and blow, blow
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