NAmE//hʌf//[transitive, intransitive](+ speech)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they huff
he / she / it huffs
past simple huffed
-ing form huffing
- 1to breathe in a noisy way because you are very tired Jack was huffing and puffing to keep up with her.
- 2to make it obvious that you are annoyed about something without doing anything to change the situation After much huffing and puffing, she finally agreed to help.
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