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Huff meaning

huff - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. blow hard and loudly; " he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
  2. 2. To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.
  3. 3. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
  4. 4. To remove from the board ( the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.
  5. 5. To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs.
  6. 6. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.
  7. 7. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage.
  8. 8. A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance.
  9. 9. To remove from the board a man which could have captured a piece but has not done so; - so called because it was the habit to blow upon the piece.
  10. 10. Sudden fit of anger.
  11. 11. To bully; bluster.

huff - examples of usage

  1. The waiter came down in a huff. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. You're in an awful huff, Victor, with the British press, that's clear! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. He had come close to, and had a good look; but he will hardly go away in a huff, although he feels a little silly over his public worship of these past weeks. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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