BrE BrE//hʌf//; NAmE NAmE//hʌf//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they huff
BrE BrE//hʌf//; NAmE NAmE//hʌf//he / she / it huffs
BrE BrE//hʌfs//; NAmE NAmE//hʌfs//past simple huffed
BrE BrE//hʌft//; NAmE NAmE//hʌft//past participle huffed
BrE BrE//hʌft//; NAmE NAmE//hʌft//-ing form huffing
BrE BrE//ˈhʌfɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌfɪŋ//Anger
- 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. More Like This Rhyming pairs in idioms doom and gloom, fair and square, high and dry, huff and puff, name and shame, slice and dice, thrills and spills, wear and tear, wheel and deal, wine and dineSee worksheet. See related entries: Anger