Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) puff, puff of air, whiff (a short light gust of air)
- S: (n) puff (a light inflated pastry or puff shell)
- S: (n) puff (exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes))
- S: (n) quilt, comforter, comfort, puff (bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together)
- S: (n) powderpuff, puff (a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin)
- S: (n) ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassock (thick cushion used as a seat)
- S: (n) puff, drag, pull (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)) "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
- S: (n) blow, puff (forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth) "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
- S: (v) puff, whiff (smoke and exhale strongly) "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
- S: (v) puff, drag, draw (suck in or take (air)) "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
- S: (v) pant, puff, gasp, heave (breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted) "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
- S: (v) puff (make proud or conceited) "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism) "Music can uplift your spirits"
- S: (v) stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of) "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
- S: (v) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)) "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
- S: (v) make, create (make or cause to be or to become) "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
- sentence frame
- S: (v) puff, puff up (praise extravagantly) "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"
- S: (v) puff (speak in a blustering or scornful manner) "A puffing kind of man"
- S: (v) puff, puff up, blow up, puff out (to swell or cause to enlarge) "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"
- S: (v) puff, huff, chuff (blow hard and loudly) "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
- S: (adj) puff, puffed (gathered for protruding fullness) "puff sleeves"