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Synonyms for puff-up

Verb

1. puff up, inflate, blow up, expand, amplify
usage: make larger or distend; "The estimates were puffed up"
2. puff, puff up, blow up, puff out, swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce
usage: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"
3. swell, puff up, act, behave, do
usage: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
4. puff, puff up, praise
usage: praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"
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