Definitions of bluff:
  • noun:   the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
  • noun:   pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    Example: "His bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
  • noun:   a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • verb:   frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
  • verb:   deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
  • adjective:   bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
    Example: "A bluff but pleasant manner"
  • adjective:   very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    Example: "A bluff headland"

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