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Flutter vs. Puff

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Flutterverb

(intransitive) To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.

‘flags fluttering in the wind’;

Puffnoun

(countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth.

Flutterverb

(intransitive, of a winged animal) To flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.

Puffnoun

(uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself.

‘out of puff’;

Flutterverb

(transitive) To cause something to flap.

‘A bird flutters its wings.’;

Puffnoun

(countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air.

‘puff of smoke’;

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Flutterverb

(transitive) To drive into disorder; to throw into confusion.

Puffnoun

(countable) A sudden gust.

Flutternoun

The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion.

‘the flutter of a fan’;

Puffnoun

An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe.

Flutternoun

A state of agitation.

Puffnoun

(countable) A flamboyant or alluring statement about an object's quality.

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Flutternoun

An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.

Puffnoun

A puffer, one who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at auction to bid up the price; an act or scam of that type.

Flutternoun

(British) A small bet or risky investment.

Puffnoun

A puffball.

Flutternoun

The rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency.

Puffnoun

A powder puff.

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Flutterverb

To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.

Puffnoun

The drug cannabis.

Flutterverb

To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion.

‘Like an eagle in a dovecote, I Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli.’;

Puffnoun

(countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc.

‘cream puff’;

Flutternoun

The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan.

‘The chirp and flutter of some single bird’;

Puffnoun

syn of poof: a male homosexual, especially an effeminate one.

Flutternoun

Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder.

Puffnoun

Life.

Flutternoun

the act of moving back and forth

Puffverb

(intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs.

Flutternoun

abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

Puffverb

(intransitive) To pant.

Flutternoun

a disorderly outburst or tumult;

‘they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused’;

Puffverb

To advertise.

Flutternoun

the motion made by flapping up and down

Puffverb

To blow as an expression of scorn.

Flutterverb

move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Puffverb

To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.

Flutterverb

move back and forth very rapidly;

‘the candle flickered’;

Puffverb

To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.

Flutterverb

beat rapidly;

‘His heart palpitated’;

Puffverb

To drive with a puff, or with puffs.

Flutterverb

wink briefly;

‘bat one's eyelids’;

Puffverb

To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.

Flutterverb

(of a bird or other winged creature) fly unsteadily or hover by flapping the wings quickly and lightly

‘a couple of butterflies fluttered around the garden’;

Puffverb

To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate.

‘a bladder puffed with air’;

Flutterverb

(of a bird or other winged creature) flap (its wings) quickly and lightly.

Puffverb

To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, etc.; often with up.

Flutterverb

move with a light irregular or trembling motion

‘flags of different countries fluttered in the breeze’;

Puffverb

To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.

Flutterverb

(of a person) move restlessly or uncertainly

‘Mavis fluttered about nervously’;

Puffnoun

A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.

Flutterverb

(of a pulse or heartbeat) beat feebly or irregularly.

Puffnoun

Anything light and filled with air. Specifically: (a) A puffball. (b) kind of light pastry. (c) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.

Flutternoun

an act of fluttering

‘there was a flutter of wings at the window’;

Puffnoun

An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.

Flutternoun

a state or sensation of tremulous excitement

‘her insides were in a flutter’;

Puffverb

To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.

Flutternoun

disturbance of the rhythm of the heart that is less severe than fibrillation.

Puffverb

To blow, as an expression of scorn; - with at.

‘It is really to defy Heaven to puff at damnation.’;

Flutternoun

undesired oscillation in a part of an aircraft under stress.

Puffverb

To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.

‘The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing, from the chase.’;

Flutternoun

rapid variation in the pitch or amplitude of a signal, especially of recorded sound.

Puffverb

To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.

Flutternoun

a small bet

‘a flutter on the horses’;

Puffverb

To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.

‘Then came brave Glory puffing by.’;

Puffverb

To drive with a puff, or with puffs.

‘The clearing north will puff the clouds away.’;

Puffverb

To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.

‘I puff the prostitute away.’;

Puffverb

To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; - often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.

‘The sea puffed up with winds.’;

Puffverb

To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; - often with up.

‘Puffed up with military success.’;

Puffverb

To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.

Puffadjective

Puffed up; vain.

Puffnoun

a short light gust of air

Puffnoun

a light inflated pastry or puff shell

Puffnoun

exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

Puffnoun

bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

Puffnoun

a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

Puffnoun

thick cushion used as a seat

Puffnoun

a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);

‘he took a puff on his pipe’; ‘he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly’;

Puffnoun

forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth;

‘he gave his nose a loud blow’; ‘he blew out all the candles with a single puff’;

Puffverb

smoke and exhale strongly;

‘puff a cigar’; ‘whiff a pipe’;

Puffverb

suck in or take (air);

‘draw a deep breath’; ‘draw on a cigarette’;

Puffverb

breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;

‘The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily’;

Puffverb

make proud or conceited;

‘The sudden fame puffed her ego’;

Puffverb

praise extravagantly;

‘The critics puffed up this Broadway production’;

Puffverb

speak in a blustering or scornful manner;

‘A puffing kind of man’;

Puffverb

to swell or cause to enlarge,

‘Her faced puffed up from the drugs’;

Puffverb

blow hard and loudly;

‘he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain’;

Puffadjective

gathered for protruding fullness;

‘puff sleeves’;

Puffnoun

a short, explosive burst of breath or wind

‘a puff of wind swung the weathercock round’;

Puffnoun

the sound of air or vapour escaping suddenly

‘the whistle and puff of steam’;

Puffnoun

a small quantity of vapour or smoke, emitted in one blast

‘the fire breathed out a puff of blue smoke’;

Puffnoun

an act of drawing quickly on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar

‘he took a puff of his cigar’;

Puffnoun

breath

‘after a chase of over three miles he had finally run out of puff’;

Puffnoun

a light pastry case, typically one made of puff pastry, containing a sweet or savoury filling

‘a jam puff’;

Puffnoun

a review of a work of art, book, or theatrical production, especially an excessively complimentary one

‘the publishers sent him a copy of the book hoping for a puff’;

Puffnoun

an advertisement, especially one exaggerating the value of the goods advertised

‘extravagant statements are regarded as salesman's puff’; ‘the distinction between a trader's puff and a statement having legal significance is a fine one’;

Puffnoun

a gathered mass of material in a dress or other garment.

Puffnoun

a rolled protuberant mass of hair

‘her hair was drawn up into a series of padded puffs and curves’;

Puffnoun

an eiderdown

‘the snowy beds were piled with plump pillows and puffs’;

Puffnoun

a powder puff

‘she sent her a box of dusting powder with a swansdown puff’;

Puffverb

breathe in repeated short gasps

‘exercises that make you puff’;

Puffverb

move with short, noisy breaths or bursts of air or steam

‘the train came puffing in’;

Puffverb

smoke a pipe, cigarette, or cigar

‘he puffed on his pipe contentedly’;

Puffverb

blow (dust, smoke, or a light object) with a quick breath or blast of air

‘he puffed out smoke through his long cigarette holder’;

Puffverb

move through the air in short bursts

‘his breath puffed out like white smoke’;

Puffverb

swell or become swollen

‘when he was in a temper, his cheeks puffed up and his eyes shrank’; ‘he suddenly sucked his stomach in and puffed his chest out’;

Puffverb

be conceited

‘he was never puffed up about his writing’;

Puffverb

advertise with exaggerated or false praise

‘publishers have puffed the book on the grounds that it contains new discoveries’;

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