Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “puff sth up”

puff sth up

phrasal verb with puff     /pʌf/ verb
to become larger or full of air, or to make something become larger in this way: When the pastry is golden and puffed up, take the pie out of the oven.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingEnlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger
(Definition of puff sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of puff sth up

Translations of “puff sth up”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More