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huff

To compress data using a Huffman code. Various programs that use such methods have been called "HUFF" or some variant thereof.

Opposite: puff. Compare crunch, compress.
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After much huffing and puffing about speeding motorists in theColne Valley nothing has orwill happen After much huffing and puffing about the gritting service in the Colne Valley nothing has or will happen Aftermuch huffing and puffing about the refuse collection not being collected as soon as snow is predicted within 50 miles of the Colne Valley nothing has or will happen Maybe after much huffing and puffing about the service our councillors are giving us something will happen by electing anyone (even the Official Looney Party instead of the unofficial one)
Harvey Weiss, executive director of the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, adds, "When we think about a young person huffing, a vision comes to mind of a young boy hiding in his room, secretly huffing--or so I thought.
Inhalants are breathed in through the nose or mouth in a number of ways, variously called sniffing, snorting, huffing, or bagging.