1. 1〔うれしい様子〕
    • ほくほくして
    • with satisfaction
    • 計画が図に当たって彼はほくほくだ
    • He is chuckling to himself over the success of his plan./He can't hide [conceal] his delight [glee] over the success of his plan.
  1. 2〔煮物などが柔らかくほぐれる様子〕
    • このいもはほくほくしてうまい
    • What a good potato! It has a light, dry texture.