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  • v. To inflate with air.
  • v. To swell due to injury or illness.
  • v. To become proud. (Often written as puffed up with pride.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. praise extravagantly
  • v. to swell or cause to enlarge,
  • v. become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
  • v. make larger or distend


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