he could buff me out

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Everyone believes I’m going to have a heart attack, Scott thought. You’d think whatever antic providence decided it would be interesting to make me lose weight could have at least buffed me out a little, but no.
Source: Elevation by Stephen King
Context: The character, Scott Carey, is losing weight in a supernatual and mysterious way. In addition to losing weight gradually, he weighs the same irrespective what additional heavy objects he carries in his pockets.

What does buff me out mean?

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  • Glasguensis

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    English - Scotland
    This is not a standard expression as far as I know - if I had to take a guess I would assume that it referred to unclogging his arteries.
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