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buff out

1. To remove or smooth out imperfections from a solid surface, such as metal, wood, or plastic, by applying a strong and consistent frictional force, especially from a buffing wheel. Somebody scratched my car! I'll have to take it to the shop to get it buffed out.
2. To conceal or remove minor flaws, imperfections, or damage, either physically (as from a surface) or figuratively (as from one's personality or background). Prior to his campaign, the candidate hired a PR firm to buff out some of his problems relating to younger voters. The groundskeeper buffed out the field ahead of the big game tonight.
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buff the muffin

vulgar slang To masturbate. A term usually applied to women. A: "Why is she all embarrassed today?" B: "Oh, her crush walked in on her buffing the muffin. How horrifying is that?"
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buff down

To make a solid surface (such as metal, wood, or plastic) smooth by removing imperfections with the application of a strong and consistent frictional force, especially from a buffing wheel. Somebody scratched my car, so I'll have to take it to the shop to get it buffed down.
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buff up

To make a surface (such as metal) smooth by rubbing it so that it shines. A noun can be used between "buff" and "up" or after "up." I buffed up my car so that it would look nice at the wedding.
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in the altogether

Naked. I keep having the dream where I walk into my high school in the altogether!

in the buff

slang Naked. I keep having the dream where I walk into my high school in the buff!
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buff

Showing muscle definition, usually in an attractive or appealing way. There are so many buff guys at this gym that it's hard to concentrate on working out! Can you believe how buff I look after just three sessions with the personal trainer?

buffed

Showing muscle definition, usually in an attractive or appealing way. There are so many buffed guys at this gym that it's hard to concentrate on working out! Can you believe how buffed I look after just three sessions with the personal trainer?
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buff something down

to polish or smooth something by buffing. I buffed the newly waxed table down with a cloth. I'm going to go out and buff down the car.
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buff something up

to polish something to a shine. He buffed his shoes up and went out for the evening. He buffed up the antique silver platter.
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*in the altogether

 and *in the buff; *in the nude; *in the raw
Fig. naked; nude. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~; sleep ~.) The museum has a painting of some ladies in the buff. Mary felt a little shy about getting into the altogether. Bill says he sleeps in the raw.

in the altogether

Also, in or stripped to the buff ; in the raw. Naked, nude, as in The art class wanted a model to pose in the altogether, or She was stripped to the buff when the doorbell rang, or He always sleeps in the raw. The first of these colloquial terms dates from the late 1800s. In the buff, a seemingly modern locution dates from the 1600s, buff alluding to a soft, undyed leather, buffskin, that also gave its name to the color. The use of raw, presumably also alluding to raw (undressed) leather, dates from the early 1900s.

in the altogether

without any clothes on; naked. informal
1991 Today The mothers…have agreed to pose in the altogether.

in the buff

naked. informal
The original meaning of buff in English was ‘buffalo’, and it later came to mean ‘ox hide’ or ‘the colour of ox hide’. In the buff itself comes from buff leather, a type of yellowish-beige ox hide formerly used in military uniform, the colour of which was regarded as comparable to that of human skin.
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in the ˈbuff

(informal) wearing no clothes: I’m sure I saw him swimming in the buff!
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buff(ed)

(bəft)
mod. strong; muscular. He has such buff legs! Does he have a job or does he just work out?
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buff

verb
See buffed

in the buff

mod. naked. You can save hundreds of dollars in a lifetime by not buying pajamas and sleeping in the buff instead.
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in the buff

Naked.
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Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, CEO of BUFF, said: "We've already broadcast this year's key BUFF events live on Facebook and this Sunday's event is no exception.
Art Buff was then flown to the United States where it was offered for sale at Art Basel Miami with a reported price tag of around 500,000 [pounds sterling].
It's one thing for a car buff to have their cleaning done professionally, and another for them to do it themselves.
After the event, all the scores were added up, with Buff and the team coming fourth overall in the championship, which was still highly impressive.
Halo is a hazy area of the coating that usually forms around the edges of the unsanded buffed area.
I had read about them in a magazine about two years before and thought if I ever got married I would definitely have to have someone from Butlers in the Buff at my hen night.
Mr Conway said: "The Tuscan Red and Harvest Buff ranges have become our most popular brick types in recent years and we feel there is still a growing market for them.
Williams is the longtime secretary and former president of the International Fire Buff Associates, Inc., an umbrella organization of volunteer groups that perform the same support functions for fire departments.
Then we were reduced to tears of eye-strain due to the lack of contrast between the buff, slate blue and grey layout.
Quartz, however, is too soft to buff corundum into a shine.
The account of the war, including the Battle of the Bulge, is gripping and detailed enough to please any military history buff. Not a military buff, I found myself a bit lost in these details.
If you grit your teeth when it's time to wax and buff those rustic hardwood floors, you might want to try Jan Hume's system: "The Young People's Buffing Party."
A typical robot cell consists of an industrial robot with it's own easy to programme software, a central controller and one or two abrasive belt or buff heads and a pallet magazine.
Tolkien buff. He does admit to dressing as a Ring Wraith once for Halloween, but insists it was only a half-hearted attempt.
While New York City struggled through bankruptcy, Austin notes, it spent $20 million to establish the "buff." This chemical washing of graffitied trains not only left cars an aesthetically dull color, it was harmful: hundreds of workers became sick and one man died of long-term exposure.