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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Guests were allowed to puff away at a ViP area in London's Berkeley hotel on Thursday.
Herbal users point out that while it's perfectly OK to belt down a dozen malt liquors or puff away at a carton of Marlboros, it someday may be illegal to possess even a single twig of nonprescription ephedra.