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bluff2

bluff2

 
pronunciation:
bluhf
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bluffed, bluffing, bluffs
definition 1: to lead other people to believe that the cards in one's hand are better or worse than they really are. Bluffing is a strategy used in the game of poker.
similar words:
deceive, fool, mislead
definition 2: to try to fool a person by pretending something is true when it is not.
He was bluffing when he said he would call our parents.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act of bluffing.
Mary said she would jump off the roof, but it was only a bluff.
synonyms:
deceit, delusion
similar words:
fraud
derivation: bluffer (n.)
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