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bluff2

bluff2

pronunciation:
bluhf
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to mislead someone by using false pretenses.
She was bluffing when she said she would report them to the police.
synonyms:
deceive
similar words:
cozen
definition 2: in poker, to attempt to lead opponents into believing that one's hand is stronger than it really is by betting heavily on it or that one's hand is weaker than it really is by betting very little on it.
We all thought he was bluffing, but he did in fact have a great hand.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bluffed, bluffing, bluffs
definition 1: to deceive, mislead, or intimidate using false pretenses.
He was bluffing the police when he said he had a gun.
synonyms:
bamboozle, deceive, delude, hoodwink, mislead
similar words:
cozen, fool, hoax, humbug, swindle, trick
definition 2: in poker, to lead (the other players) to believe that one's hand is stronger than it really is by betting heavily on it or that one's hand is weaker than it really is by betting very little on it.
He bluffed us all with only a pair of threes!
similar words:
deceive, delude, fool, mislead
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of bluffing.
He told his boss he was going to quit if he didn't get a raise, but it was only a bluff.
synonyms:
deceit, delusion
similar words:
fraud, humbug
definition 2: a person who bluffs.
synonyms:
deceiver
similar words:
fake, fraud, humbug
derivation: bluffer (n.)
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