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English definition of “bluff”

bluff

verb  /blʌf/ us  

bluff verb (TRICK)

to try to trick someone into believing something, esp. in order to get an advantage over that person: [I] The landlord claimed to have the right to raise his rent, but we believed he was bluffing and refused to pay it.

bluff

noun [C]  /blʌf/ us  

bluff noun [C] (CLIFF)

(used in many names of places) a cliff or steep slope, often above a river: Council Bluffs, Iowa

bluff noun [C] (TRICK)

an attempt to trick someone: The threat to go on strike was no bluff, the union leaders insisted.
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