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1 bluff /ˈblʌf/ verb
bluffs; bluffed; bluffing
1 bluff
/ˈblʌf/
verb
bluffs; bluffed; bluffing
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)
2 bluff /ˈblʌf/ noun
plural bluffs
2 bluff
/ˈblʌf/
noun
plural bluffs
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
3 bluff /ˈblʌf/ noun
plural bluffs
3 bluff
/ˈblʌf/
noun
plural bluffs
Learner's definition of BLUFF
[count]
: a high, steep area of land : cliff
compare 2bluff
4 bluff /ˈblʌf/ adjective
4 bluff
/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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