puff up

Definitions of puff up
  1. verb
    make larger or distend
    “The estimates were puffed up
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    type of:
    amplify, blow up, expand, inflate
    exaggerate or make bigger
  2. verb
    to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    synonyms: blow up, puff, puff out
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    type of:
    intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
    expand abnormally
  3. verb
    become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
    synonyms: swell
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    type of:
    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  4. verb
    praise extravagantly
    synonyms: puff
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    type of:
    praise
    express approval of
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