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(Definition of buff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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buffverb [T]

 us   /bʌf/
  • buff verb [T] (MAKE SHINE)

to rub a surface with a soft material to make it shine: First you apply the wax to the floor, let it dry, and then buff it.

buffnoun [C]

 us   /bʌf/ infml
  • buff noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who is very interested in a subject and knows a lot about it: a history/movie buff

buffadjective

 us   /bʌf/ infml
  • buff adjective (strong)

having a strong, healthy body with well-developed muscles: During her stage show, the lithe, buff artist dances through two hours of 26 songs and 9 costume changes.
(Definition of buff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buff”
in Vietnamese màu nâu sẫm…
in Spanish aficionado, -a, beige…
in Malaysian kuning pucat…
in Thai สีน้ำตาลอมเหลือง…
in French chamois…
in German lederfarben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛好者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱好者…
in Indonesian kuning kusam…
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