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HUFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does huff mean? 

HUFF (noun)
  The noun HUFF has 1 sense:

1. a state of irritation or annoyance

  Familiarity information: HUFF used as a noun is very rare.


HUFF (verb)
  The verb HUFF has 2 senses:

1. inhale recreational drugs
2. blow hard and loudly

  Familiarity information: HUFF used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUFF (noun)


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Meaning:

A state of irritation or annoyance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

huff; miff; seeing red

Hypernyms ("huff" is a kind of...):

annoyance; botheration; irritation; vexation (the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed)


HUFF (verb)


Sense 1huff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhale recreational drugs

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

huff; snort

Context examples:

The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day / the kids were huffing glue

Hypernyms (to "huff" is one way to...):

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

"Huff" entails doing...:

do drugs; drug (use recreational drugs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2huff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Blow hard and loudly

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

chuff; huff; puff

Context example:

he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain

Hypernyms (to "huff" is one way to...):

blow (exhale hard)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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