Definition of huff verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

huff

 verb
verb
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//
 
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  • [transitive, intransitive] (+ speech) to say something or make a noise in a way that shows you are offended or annoyed ‘Well, nobody asked you,’ she huffed irritably. See related entries: Anger
  • Word Origin late 16th cent.: imitative of the sound of blowing.Idioms
      huff and puff(informal)
       
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    1. 1to breathe in a noisy way because you are very tired Jack was huffing and puffing to keep up with her.
    2. 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
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