puff verb

1 smoke

ADV. furiously, vigorously

ADV. contentedly, happily | thoughtfully | away He puffed away at his cigar.

PREP. at She puffed furiously at her cigarette. | on My father sat puffing contentedly on his pipe.

2 breathe loudly

ADV. hard She was puffing quite hard by the time she reached the office. | loudly

PREP. along, from She was still puffing from the climb. | up puffing up the hill

PHRASES huff and puff/puff and pant She puffed and panted behind the others. | puffing and blowing Far behind us, puffing and blowing, came Matt.