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Noun
An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something
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“Nehru told the correspondent he thought this was an obvious bluff and paid no attention to it.”
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Bravado or bluster that is superficial or not backed up
“Nothing would really come of the dictator's threats, they said. He was all bluff and hot air.”
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A steep cliff, bank or promontory
“Our camp is on the west side, under a steep sandstone bluff.”
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An instance of deceiving or tricking someone
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Something designed to mislead to divert intention
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A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass
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A thing that deceives
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One who victimizes
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Obstruction
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Pursuit of an advantage by appearing to be willing to risk a dangerous policy rather than concede a point
Verb
To deceive or fool someone
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“He is trying to bluff the people of the city of Boston and the members of this Council, in every way, shape and manner.”
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To try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions
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“Karl had learned how to bluff his way out of trouble by living on the streets.”
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To tell an untruth or falsehood
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To arrange or contrive
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Pretend to be dead
Adjective
Direct or forthright in speech or behavior
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“His impetuous nature had tended to make him rather abrupt and bluff in speech.”
Adjective
Rather rude or ill-natured in speech or manner
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“Owing to his bluff manner, he was never very popular with the young people.”
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So steep as to be almost vertical
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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