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buff

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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buffbuff1 /bʌf/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ wine/film/opera etc buff2 [uncountable]CC a pale yellow-brown colour syn beige3 β†’ in the buff
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buffβ€’ There is little to fight over except narrow policy niceties that interest only foreign affairs buffs and bore most voters.β€’ I don't just mean football supporters, or race-goers, or athletics buffs.β€’ The market for magazines for computer buffs is growing all the time.β€’ Computer buffs have a different phrase for it: garbage in, garbage out.β€’ Conspiracy buffs are having a field day speculating about White House motives.β€’ "How many films did Hitchcock make?" "Ask Paul, -- he's a great film buff."β€’ Describing himself as a history buff, Acosta offers his Web site primarily as a catalyst for further discussion.β€’ Immature similar, but with whole upperparts mottled buff.β€’ Alas, even the most well-meaning opera buffs have an unfortunate habit of making their favorite indoor sport sound impossibly complicated.
buffbuff2 (also buff up) verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š CLEANto polish something with a cloth πŸ”Š Sandra was buffing her nails. β†’ buff upβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
buffβ€’ It also may be because she polishes her work to a high sheen, sometimes buffing away a pesky fact or two.β€’ Some manicurists will then buff the nail with a chamois pad to impart a sheen on the finished item.β€’ To age the look of the gourds, she buffs them with shoe polish.β€’ The next stage is buffing to a gloss finish.
buffbuff3 adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 having a pale yellow-brown colour πŸ”Š buff envelopes2 informal attractive and looking as if you do a lot of exercise – used especially by young people πŸ”Š He’s so buff!
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Verb table
buff
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybuff
he, she, itbuffs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybuffed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave buffed
he, she, ithas buffed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad buffed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill buff
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have buffed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam buffing
he, she, itis buffing
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you, we, theyare buffing
Past
I, he, she, itwas buffing
you, we, theywere buffing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been buffing
he, she, ithas been buffing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been buffing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be buffing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been buffing
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