huff / həf/ • v. [intr.] 1. blow out loudly; puff: he was huffing under a heavy load. ∎ [tr.] express (one's annoyance or offense): he huffed out his sudden irritation. 2. [tr.] sniff fumes from (gasoline or solvents) for a euphoric effect, the consequences of which may be lethal: kids that are huffing spray paint like crazy. • n. [usu. in sing.] a fit of petty annoyance: she walked off in a huff. PHRASES: huff and puff breathe heavily with exhaustion. ∎ express one's annoyance in an obvious or threatening way. DERIVATIVES: huff·ish adj.
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