puff away (at something)

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puff away (at something)

To continuously take brief inhalations of, from, or out of something, such as a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. He hunched over the typewriter, puffing away at the cigarette while he tried to come up with an idea. My grandfather always used to sit on the sofa with his pip after dinner, puffing away like a little human chimney.
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puff

in. to get drunk. Those guys go out and puff every Friday night.
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But some people continue to puff away at the front door rather than walk the 30 yards to one of the shelters.
But patients have continued to puff away at the main entrances of both hospitals, despite the no smoking signs.
Guests were allowed to puff away at a ViP area in London's Berkeley hotel on Thursday.
You'd never know that from inside the bright cafe, where truckers can puff away at the tables and they sell packets of cigarettes stored above the chicken.
Sir, - One wonders if Winston Churchill ever thought to himself: 'To encourage the 8th army, now under pressure from Rommel, I'd better fly out there with Monty and puff away at a big cigar whilst kicking up a bit of sand to impress the lads.' No, of course not, he went anyway, because his heart was that of a great war leader.