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puff

2 noun
     
puff2
1 [countable] the action of taking the smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc into your lungs
puff on/at
He laughed and took a puff on his cigar.
2 [countable] a sudden small movement of wind, air, or smoke
puff of smoke/wind/air/steam etc
The dragon disappeared in a puff of smoke.
3

cheese/jam/cream etc puff

DFF a piece of light pastry with a soft mixture inside
4 [uncountable] British English informal your breath:
I was out of puff (=had difficulty breathing).
5 [countable] also puff piece a piece of writing or a speech that praises someone too much - used to show disapproval

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