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Huff \Huff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Huffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Huffing.] [Cf. OE. hoove to puff up, blow; prob. of imitative origin.]

  1. To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.

  2. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.

    You must not presume to huff us.

  3. (Draughts) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.


vb. (en-past of: huff)

Usage examples of "huffed".

Bruenor huffed, anxious to get the dealings over with and get back on the road.

Malice huffed, angered that her son could not understand the importance.

Bruenor huffed on one occasion, loud enough so that Drizzt would hear.

Catti-brie huffed, suddenly realizing the depth of the task before them.

His curly brown hair was bobbing, as was his ample belly as he huffed along.

Priscilla looked at Meralda and huffed, then threw down her napkin and rushed away, heading right up the stairs.

Priscilla huffed her disgust, threw a thick wool wrap at him, and with a final growl of protest, turned on her heel.

He huffed in relief to find the few remaining people tending their various duties and not aware of his indiscretion.

Karr huffed and, setting the helmet down on the table, demanded, “Come on, you two, what is going on?

Roddy huffed, and he beat the sack mercilessly against the unyielding stone.

Unable to come up with a satisfactory explanation, the priestess huffed in frustration.

He huffed once on the tip of the dagger blade to cover it with moisture.

Olive huffed and slumped back against the wall, wishing fervently that this strange friend of Dragonbait's could talk Finder into leaving, and leaving soon.

Alias huffed out some of her anger, then replied, "Lhaeo said Elminster's evasion spell hadn't been triggered, so the sage definitely wasn't dead, wounded, mindless, or desperate to leave wherever he is, but you already knew that from scrying or him.

Alias huffed angrily, but from the garlic scent the saurial emitted, she could tell he wasn't going to give in.