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  1. bluff
    IPA[bləf]
  2. noun

    • 1. a steep cliff, bank, or promontory.

    • 2. a grove or clump of trees.

    adjective

    • 1. (of a cliff or a ship's bow) having a vertical or steep broad front.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: bluff, plural noun: bluffs

    • noun

      an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something:
    • verb

      try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions:

      (in a card game) bet heavily on a weak hand in order to deceive opponents.

    • adjective

      direct in speech or behavior but in a good-natured way:
    • noun

      a steep cliff, bank, or promontory.

      a grove or clump of trees.

    • adjective

      (of a cliff or a ship's bows) having a vertical or steep broad front.
    • noun

      an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something:
    • verb

      try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions:

      survive a difficult situation by maintaining a pretence:

    • adjective

      direct in speech or behaviour but in a good-natured way:
    • an industrial city in southeastern Arkansas, on the Arkansas River, site of a large arsenal; population 50,408 (est. 2008).
    • noun

      an action or statement that is intended to appear as a bluff but is in fact genuine.
    • noun

      an action or statement that is intended to appear as a bluff but is in fact genuine.
    • noun

      a children's game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch others.
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