Synonyms for puff up

Synonyms for (verb) puff up

Synonyms: blow up, puff, puff out, puff up

Definition: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

Usage: puffed out chests

Similar words: intumesce, tumefy, tumesce, swell, swell up

Definition: expand abnormally

Usage: The bellies of the starving children are swelling

Synonyms: puff up

Definition: make larger or distend

Usage: The estimates were puffed up

Similar words: blow up, expand, amplify, inflate

Definition: exaggerate or make bigger

Usage: The charges were inflated

Synonyms: puff, puff up

Definition: praise extravagantly

Usage: The critics puffed up this Broadway production

Similar words: praise

Definition: express approval of

Usage: The parents praised their children for their academic performance

Synonyms: puff up, swell

Definition: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

Usage: The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people

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