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
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
Bluff is a town and seaport in the Southland region, on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the southern-most town in New Zealand and, despite Slope Point being further to the south, is colloquially used to refer to the southern extremity of the country. According to the 2006 census, the usually resident population was 1,850, a decrease of 85 since 2001. The Bluff area, while itself not settled by Māori, was one of the earliest areas of New Zealand where a European presence became established. The first ship known to have entered the harbour was the Perseverance in 1813, in search of flax trading possibilities, with the first European settlers arriving in 1823/1824. This is the foundation for the claim that this makes Bluff the oldest permanent European settlement in the country. However the missionary settlement at Kerikeri was both earlier and larger and the town is now larger than that of Bluff. The town was officially called Campbelltown in 1856, became a borough in 1878, and was renamed Bluff in 1917.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bluf, adj. blustering: rough and hearty in manners: outspoken: steep.—n. a high steep bank overlooking the sea or a river: the act of bluffing at cards, as in poker—hence any kind of boastful swagger intended to impose upon another: (slang) an excuse.—adjs. Bluff′-bowed, having broad and flat bows, as a ship; Bluff′-head′ed, applied to a ship having her stem too straight up.—adv. Bluff′ly.—n. Bluff′ness. [Prob. Dut.]
The numerical value of Bluff in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Bluff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not a bluff, it's Plan A. There is no Plan B.
I think that he failed and I'm trying to call his bluff on this.
It’s all part of a bluff to force legislators to comply with the federal mandate.
The broader base of shareholders can take the money and run.... or seek to call ABI's bluff.
You bluffed me I don't like it when people bluff me. It makes me question my perception of reality.
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- стръмен, блъф, отвесен бряг, груб, отвесен, откровен, безцеремонен, блъфиране, блъфирам, откритBulgarian
- blufo, blufiEsperanto
- farol, petateSpanish
- hämäys, bluffi, hämätä, jäyhä, jyrkkä, harhautus, jyrkänne, bluffaus, tylppä, bluffataFinnish
- blefe, falésia, blefarPortuguese
- откровенный, открытый, блеф, обрыв, отвесный берег, грубый, отвесный, утёс, прямой, блефовать, резкий, обрывистый, бесцеремонныйRussian
- blefirati, blefiranje, pečina, pretvarjanje, se pretvarjatiSlovene
- bluff, rättfram, bluffa, burdusSwedish
- blöf yapmak, blöfTurkish
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