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 for puff up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  puff up
      v 1: make larger or distend; "The estimates were puffed up"
      2: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the
         drugs"; "puffed out chests" [syn: puff, puff up, blow
         up, puff out]
      3: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother
         was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son" [syn:
         swell, puff up]
      4: praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway
         production" [syn: puff, puff up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "puff up":
     add to, adulate, aggrandize, amplify, apotheosize, augment,
     balloon, belaud, bepraise, bless, bloat, blow up, boast of,
     brag about, broaden, build, build up, bulk, bulk out, celebrate,
     crescendo, cry up, deify, develop, dilate, distend, emblazon,
     enlarge, eulogize, exalt, expand, extend, extol, fill out, flatter,
     glorify, greaten, hero-worship, hike, hike up, huff, idolize,
     increase, inflate, laud, lionize, magnify, make much of,
     overpraise, panegyrize, pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise, puff,
     pump, pump up, raise, rarefy, salute, snowball, stretch, sufflate,
     swell, trumpet, tumefy, up, widen

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