good-naturedly direct, blunt, or frank; heartily outspoken:
a big, bluff, generous man.
presenting a bold and nearly perpendicular front, as a coastline:
a bluff, precipitous headland.
Nautical. (of the bow of a vessel) having a full, blunt form.
a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face.
North Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Canadian Prairie Provinces. a clump or grove of trees on a prairie or other generally treeless area.
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to pretend to be confident about an uncertain issue or to have undisclosed resources, in order to influence or deter (someone)
deliberate deception intended to create the impression of a stronger position or greater resources than one actually has
call someone’s bluff, to challenge someone to give proof of his claims
a steep promontory, bank, or cliff, esp one formed by river erosion on the outside bend of a meander
(Canadian) a clump of trees on the prairie; copse
good-naturedly frank and hearty
(of a bank, cliff, etc) presenting a steep broad face
see: call someone’s bluff
to mislead by a display of strength, self-confidence, or the like: He bluffed me into believing that he was a doctor. to gain by bluffing: He bluffed his way into the job. Poker. to deceive by a show of confidence in the strength of one’s cards. to mislead someone by presenting a bold, strong, or […]
good-naturedly direct, blunt, or frank; heartily outspoken: a big, bluff, generous man. presenting a bold and nearly perpendicular front, as a coastline: a bluff, precipitous headland. Nautical. (of the bow of a vessel) having a full, blunt form. a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face. North Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Canadian Prairie […]
a substance, as indigo, used to whiten clothes or give them a bluish tinge. the pure color of a clear sky; the primary color between green and violet in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 450 and 500 nm. bluing. something having a blue color: Place the blue next to […]
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