Definitions for bluff

Definitions for (noun) bluff

Main entry: bluff, four flush

Definition: the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards

Main entry: bluff

Definition: pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

Usage: his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

Main entry: bluff

Definition: a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

Definitions for (verb) bluff

Main entry: bluff

Definition: frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

Main entry: bluff, bluff out

Definition: deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand

Definitions for (adj) bluff

Main entry: bluff

Definition: bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured

Usage: a bluff but pleasant manner; a bluff and rugged natural leader

Main entry: sheer, bluff, bold

Definition: very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

Usage: a bluff headland; where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise; a sheer descent of rock

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