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fluff

2 verb
     
fluff2 [transitive]
1 informal to make a mistake or do something badly [= mess something ↔ up]:
He fluffed his shot and missed the goal.
She fluffed her lines in the first scene.
2 also fluff something ↔ up/out to make something soft become larger by shaking it:
She fluffed up the pillows for me.
3 also fluff something ↔ up/out if a bird fluffs its feathers, it raises them and makes itself look bigger

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