adjective, bluff·er, bluff·est.
SYNONYMS FOR bluff
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Origin of bluff1
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OTHER WORDS FROM bluffbluffly, adverbbluffness, noun
Definition for bluff (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bluff2
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Example sentences from the Web for bluff
Recent bluff collapses in San Diego have sparked conversations about public safety on beaches.
Bluff erosion — even catastrophic bluff collapse — is a natural process that has been occurring in San Diego for thousands of years.
More people could die from bluff collapses if nothing is done.
The genesis for the bill was the tragic August 2019 bluff collapse in Encinitas that took the lives of three people.
That same year, another bluff collapse in Del Mar destabilized a set of train tracks regularly carrying passengers between Los Angeles and San Diego.San Diego Scientist Gets Closer to Understanding Why the Coast Collapses|MacKenzie Elmer|December 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Nor would the dangers end there even if Obama were not bluffing; Putin might think he was bluffing anyway and start a war.Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine|Leslie H. Gelb|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As menacing as those automatic rifles were, I felt the Somalis were bluffing.‘You Have 30 Seconds’: The Real Captain Phillips’s Gripping Memoir|Captain Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even a bluffing superpower can be forced to ante up ... or perhaps fold as casualties mount and treasury accounts go bust.War Is the New Peace: American Vets Reflect on Syria|John Kael Weston|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It may sound absurd at first flush, but politics and poker have a lot more than just bluffing in common.What Politicians Can Learn at the World Series of Poker|Jonathan Miller|July 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jonathan Chait thinks Speaker Boehner is bluffing on allowing the sequestration to take place.
They got somebody, or else they were only bluffing when they waved that scalp.Warrior Gap|Charles King
Mike grinned, remembering the time he had driven a robot brain daffy by bluffing it at poker.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
He uttered a low laugh of contempt which showed plainer than words that he thought Curlie was bluffing.On the Yukon Trail|Roy J. Snell
Mrs. Spencer might be, probably was, bluffing but he did not propose to be the one to call it; the result was quite too uncertain.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
She began to laugh at my bluffing words, and ended with a nervous sob.The Memoirs of an American Citizen|Robert Herrick
British Dictionary definitions for bluff (1 of 2)
Derived forms of bluffbluffer, noun
Word Origin for bluff
British Dictionary definitions for bluff (2 of 2)
Derived forms of bluffbluffly, adverbbluffness, noun
Word Origin for bluff
Idioms and Phrases with bluff
see call someone's bluff.