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IngleseItaliano
puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cloud of smoke)sbuffo nm
  nuvola, buffata, sbuffata nf
 The puff of smoke floated across the room.
 La nuvola di fumo fluttuava nella stanza.
puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gust of air)folata nf
  refolo nm
 The puffs of breeze helped to cool Nicola down as she worked in the garden under a blazing sun.
 I refoli di brezza offrivano refrigerio a Nicola, che stava lavorando in giardino sotto un sole cocente.
puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (of cigar)tiro nm
  boccata nf
 Winston sat back in his chair and took a puff on his cigar.
 Winston si è seduto sulla sedia e ha dato una boccata alla sua sigaretta.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food)pasta sfoglia nf
 Gougères are a kind of savoury puff.
 Il gougère è un tipo di pasta sfoglia.
puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (quick breath)sbuffo nm
 Nathan was getting tired now and his breath was coming in short puffs.
 Nathan era ormai stanco e respirava a sbuffi.
puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (powder puff) (da cipria)piumino nm
 Sasha took the puff and applied powder to her face.
 Sasha ha preso il piumino e si è messa la cipria in faccia.
puff viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (gasp, pant)ansimare vi
  respirare con difficoltà vi
 Michelle was puffing by the time she got to the top of the hill.
 Michelle ansimava quando è giunta in cima alla collina.
puff viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (steam vehicle)sbuffare vi
 The train puffed up the hill.
 Il treno sbuffava salendo la collina.
puff on [sth] vi + prep (smoke) (fumare)tirare una boccata vtr
 The young woman was puffing on a cigarette as she hurried along the road.
 Il giovane tirava delle boccate dalla sigaretta mentre si affrettava a camminare per strada.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
cream puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pastry)bignè alla panna nm
 I would eat cream puffs every day, but they are too fattening.
 Mangerei bignè alla panna ogni giorno ma fanno ingrassare troppo.
cream puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (weak man) (informale)pappamolle nm
 Don't worry about him, he can't hurt you, he's such a cream puff.
 Non aver paura di lui, non ti può fare niente; è un tale pappamolle.
cream puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (old car: good condition)auto seminuova nf
huff and puff v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be out of breath)ansimare vi
 He huffed and puffed after the long race.
huff and puff v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (blow)soffiare vi
 The wolf said to the three little pigs, "I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down!".
powder puff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fluffy pad for applying powder)piumino da cipria nm
 She used the powder puff to apply her face powder.
 Ha usato il piumino da cipria per darsi la cipria sul viso.
puff away on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (smoke continuously)fumare a catena vtr
  (idiomatico)fumare come una ciminiera vtr
puff of smoke nuvoletta di fumo
puff out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (swell, inflate with air)gonfiare vtr
  gonfiarsi v rif
  (figurato)gonfiarsi v rif
 My cheeks puff out when I try to blow up a balloon.
 Le mie guance si gonfiano quando provo a soffiare in un palloncino.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Il pubblico si gonfiò di rabbia per il ritardo degli attori.
puff [sb] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (make out of breath)lasciare senza fiato vtr
  (informale)spompare vtr
 That run has puffed me out.
puff pastry pasta sfoglia
puff pastry (type of pastry)pasta sfoglia nf
puff up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (inflate, fill with air)gonfiare, pompare vtr
  gonfiarsi v rif
 Rice puffs up when it is heated by itself. The fugu fish puffs itself up like a balloon to make itself more fearsome.
 Il riso si gonfia quando viene scaldato da solo. Il pesce palla si gonfia come un pallone per sembrare più spaventoso.
puff up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (swell)gonfiarsi v rif
 His whole leg puffed up after the snake bit him.
 Dopo il morso del serpente gli si gonfiò tutta la gamba.
puff up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (swell with pride or arrogance)atteggiarsi, darsi delle arie v rif
  insuperbirsi v rif
  (figurato: insuperbirsi)gonfiarsi v rif
 Clive puffed up with pride when his son received the award.
 Clive si atteggiava con orgoglio quando suo figlio ricevette il premio.
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