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
informal push, ad, boost
British informal 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
informal 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

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
informal give a puff to, hype, hype up, plug
rare merchandise

Phrases

    puff something out

    ‘he puffed out his cheeks’


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

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


    SYNONYMS
    bulge, swell, swell out, stick out, distend, belly, belly out, balloon, balloon out, balloon up, expand, inflate, enlarge
    rare tumefy, intumesce