Definitions for Bluffblʌf
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bluffblʌf(adj.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)good-naturedly direct, blunt, or frank; heartily outspoken.
presenting a bold and nearly perpendicular front:
a bluff, precipitous headland.
(n.)a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face.
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Upper Midwest and Canada.a clump or grove of trees in a generally treeless area.
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Origin of bluff:
to mislead or intimidate by a display of strength, self-confidence, or the like.
to achieve by bluffing:
to bluff one's way into a job.
to deceive (an opponent in poker) by betting heavily on a weak hand.
(v.i.)to put on a bold or self-confident front in order to mislead.
(n.)an act or instance of bluffing.
a person who bluffs; bluffer.
Idioms for bluff:
call someone's bluff, to challenge someone to carry out a threat.
Origin of bluff:
a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
"his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
bluff, four flush(adj)
the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
bluff, bold, sheer(adj)
very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
"a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"
bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
"a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader"
bluff, bluff out(verb)
deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to try to deceive
She'd been bluffing throughout the game.
an attempt to deceive
I could tell it was a bluff.
to challenge sb when you do not believe what they say
I called his bluff and asked him to show me the money.
having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship
rising steeply with a flat or rounded front
surly; churlish; gruff; rough
abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain
a high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face
an act of bluffing; an expression of self-confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff
a game at cards; poker
to deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value
to frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off
to act as in the game of bluff
Translations for Bluff
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
rough, hearty and frank
a bluff and friendly manner.
- صَريحٌ وَفَظArabic
- francoPortuguese (BR)
- přímý, otevřenýCzech
- bramfri; jævn; ligefremDanish
- خشن و رکFarsi
- גַס אָבַל יָשַר וּלבָבִיHebrew
- nagao, grubCroatian
- nyers modorú (de egyenes)Hungarian
- terus terang, menggertakIndonesian
- hispurslaus, hreinn og beinnIcelandic
- tiesus, statusLithuanian
- suka berterus terang dan ramahMalay
- rett fram, barsk, djerv, realNorwegian
- خشن و رکPersian
- باټی،لاپی وهلPashto
- burdus, hjärtlig, rättframSwedish
- açık sözlü, dobra dobraTurkish
- 粗率的Chinese (Trad.)
- کھرا، صاف دلUrdu
- chất phácVietnamese
- 粗率的Chinese (Simp.)
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