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bluff

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1bluff/ˈblʌf/verb
bluffsbluffedbluffing
1bluff
/ˈblʌf/
verb
bluffsbluffedbluffing
Learner's definition of BLUFF  
: to pretend that you will do something or that you know or have something in order to trick someone into doing what you want
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object]US  : to pretend to do or make (something)
2bluff/ˈblʌf/noun
pluralbluffs
2bluff
/ˈblʌf/
noun
pluralbluffs
Learner's definition of BLUFF  
[count]
: a false threat or claim that is meant to get someone to do something

call your bluff

◊ If you have made a bluff or a threat and people call your bluff, they tell you to do the thing you have threatened to do because they do not believe that you will really do it.
— compare 3bluff
3bluff/ˈblʌf/noun
pluralbluffs
3bluff
/ˈblʌf/
noun
pluralbluffs
Learner's definition of BLUFF  
[count]
: a high, steep area of land : cliff
— compare 2bluff
4bluff/ˈblʌf/adjective
4bluff
/ˈblʌf/
adjective
Learner's definition of BLUFF  
[more bluff; most bluff]
: having a very open, honest, and direct way of talking that is friendly but not always polite
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