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puff

US [pʌf]
UK [pʌf]
  • n.泡芙;吸;喘息;(烟、气等的)一缕
  • v.吸;使喷出;急促喘息;气喘吁吁
  • Web吹;波夫;喘气
Plural Form:puffs  Present Participle:puffing  Past Tense:puffed  
puff
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v.
1.
[i][t]
吸,抽(香烟、烟斗等)to smoke a cigarette, pipe, etc.
He puffed (away) on his pipe.
他(一口一口地)吸着烟斗。
I sat puffing my cigar.
我坐着抽雪茄。
2.
[t][i]
使喷出,冒出(烟或蒸汽)to make smoke or steam blow out in clouds; to blow out in clouds
Chimneys were puffing out clouds of smoke.
烟囱冒着滚滚浓烟。
Steam puffed out.
蒸汽向外喷出。
3.
[i][t]
(informal)
(+ speech)
急促喘息;气喘吁吁to breathe loudly and quickly, especially after you have been running
I was starting to puff a little from the climb.
爬坡弄得我有点喘息起来。
4.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
喷着汽(或烟)移动to move in a particular direction, sending out small clouds of smoke or steam
The train puffed into the station.
火车喷着蒸汽驶进车站。
IDM
be puffed up with pride, etc.
自满;自负to be too full of pride, etc.
puff and pant
气喘吁吁;呼哧呼哧地喘to breathe quickly and loudly through your mouth after physical effort
n.
— see also
powder puff
1.
[c]
吸,抽(把气体经口或鼻引到体内的动作)an act of breathing in sth such as smoke from a cigarette, or drugs
He had a few puffs at the cigar.
他吸了几口雪茄。
Take two puffs from the inhaler every four hours.
每隔四小时从吸药器中吸两口药。
2.
[c]
(烟、气等的)一缕,少量a small amount of air, smoke, etc. that is blown from somewhere
a puff of wind
一丝清风
Puffs of white smoke came from the chimney.
烟囱冒出了袅袅白烟。
Any chance of success seemed to vanish in a puff of smoke(= to disappear quickly) .
成功的机会犹如一缕青烟,瞬息即逝。
3.
[c]
千层酥;奶油酥;泡芙a hollow piece of light pastry that is filled with cream, jam, etc.
4.
[c]
(informal)
吹捧的文章(或讲话)a piece of writing or speech that praises sb/sth too much
5.
[u]
(informal)
呼吸;喘息breath
The hill was very steep and I soon ran out of puff .
山坡陡峭,我很快就气喘吁吁了。

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