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puff up

verb

1 puff up

Make larger or distend.

Roget 880: be vain etc. adj., be vain of; pique oneself etc. (pride) 878; lay the flattering unction to one's soul.    have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents; blind oneself as to one's own merit; not think small beer of oneself, ... show more



2 puff up

To swell or cause to enlarge.

synonyms: blow up, puff, puff out.

3 puff up

Become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger.

synonym: swell.

4 puff up

Praise extravagantly.

synonym: puff.


Moby thesaurus: add to, adulate, aggrandize, amplify, apotheosize, augment, balloon, belaud, bepraise, bless, bloat, blow up, boast of, brag about, broaden, build, build up, bulk, bulk out, celebrate ... show more.

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