- vt. 把…吹胀；激怒；蔑视
- vi. 吹气；发怒；恫吓
- n. 发怒
- n. (Huff)人名；(匈)胡夫；(英)赫夫
2. apparently imitative of exhaling. Extended sense of "bluster with indignation".
4. huff and puff：虚张声势；咆哮；暴怒，暴跳如雷。
- huff (v.)
- mid-15c., apparently imitative of exhaling. Extended sense of "bluster with indignation" is attested from 1590s. Related: Huffed; huffing. As a slang term for a type of narcotics abuse, by 1996. As a noun from 1590s; to leave in a huff is recorded from 1778. Popular terms for "strong beer or ale" noted from 1577 include huff cap as well as mad dog and dragon's milk.
- 1. After the row in a pub he drove off in a huff.
- 2. She flounced out of my room in a huff.
- 3. He's gone back to London in a huff and good riddance.
- 4. He went off in a huff when she criticized his work.
- 5. He left the room in a huff.
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