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bluff

Definitions


[blʌf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something
(e.g: the offer was denounced as a bluff)


Phrases:
- call someone's bluff

Origin:
late 17th century (originally in the sense ‘blindfold, hoodwink’): from Dutch bluffen ‘brag’, or bluf ‘bragging’. The current sense (originally US, mid 19th century) originally referred to bluffing in the game of poker


[blʌf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions
(e.g: he's been bluffing all along)


Phrases:
- call someone's bluff

Origin:


[blʌf], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- direct in speech or behaviour but in a good-natured way
(e.g: a big, bluff, hearty man)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 18th century (in the sense ‘surly, abrupt in manner’): figurative use of bluff. The current positive connotation dates from the early 19th century


[blʌf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a steep cliff, bank, or promontory.

- a grove or clump of trees.


Phrases:

Origin:
early 17th century (as an adjective, originally in nautical use): of unknown origin


[blʌf], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- (of a cliff or a ship's bows) having a vertical or steep broad front.


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