Synonyms of puff in English:

puff


See definition of puff

noun

1‘a puff of wind’

SYNONYMS

gust, blast, rush, squall, gale, whiff, breath, flurry, draught, waft, breeze, blow

literary zephyr

2‘he took a puff at his cigar’

SYNONYMS

pull

informal drag

3‘the publishers expected a puff in our literary column’

SYNONYMS

favourable mention, piece of publicity, favourable review, advertisement, promotion, recommendation, commendation, mention, good word, commercial

push, ad, boost

British advert

4‘extravagant statements are accepted as part of a salesman's puff’

SYNONYMS

publicity, advertising, promotion, marketing, propaganda, push, puffery, build-up, boosting

patter, line, pitch, sales talk, presentation

spiel, hype, ballyhoo


verb

1‘he reached the top of the stairs, puffing a little’

SYNONYMS

breathe heavily, breathe loudly, breathe quickly, breathe rapidly, pant, puff and pant, puff and blow, blow

gasp, fight for breath, catch one's breath

Variant spelling puff and blow

2‘Hauser puffed at his cigarette’

SYNONYMS

smoke, draw on, pull on, drag on, suck at, suck on

3‘the royal family may not be used to puff commercial products’

SYNONYMS

advertise, promote, give publicity to, publicize, push, recommend, commend, endorse, put in a good word for, beat the drum for

give a puff to, plug

rare merchandise


Phrases

    puff out/up

      ‘if she went for a walk her ankles puffed up’

      SYNONYMS

      bulge, stick out, distend, balloon, balloon out, balloon up, expand, inflate, enlarge

      rare

      tumefy, intumesce

      Variant spelling puff
    puff something out/up

      ‘he puffed out his cheeks’

      SYNONYMS

      distend, stick out, cause to swell, cause to bulge, balloon, balloon out, balloon up, expand, dilate, inflate, blow up, pump up, enlarge, bloat

      Variant spelling puff