puff up

Definitions of puff up
1

v make larger or distend

“The estimates were puffed up
Type of:
amplify, blow up, expand, inflate
exaggerate or make bigger

v to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

Synonyms:
blow up, puff, puff out
Type of:
intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
expand abnormally

v become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

Synonyms:
swell
Type of:
act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

v praise extravagantly

Synonyms:
puff
Type of:
praise
express approval of

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.