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Expressing irritationPlay
Use 'huff' to indicate someone is visibly annoyed, often with an expectation of a different outcome. SlideHe huffed loudly when he saw the unreasonable price tag.
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Physical exertionPlay
'Huff' can also refer to the sound made when exerting physical effort or exercising. SlideThey huffed up the steep hill under the scorching sun.
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Subtle disapprovalPlay
'Huff' is often used to subtly show disapproval without verbal confrontation. SlideShe huffed upon noticing her teammate's lack of participation.