HyperDic: bluff

English > 7 senses of the word bluff:
NOUNobjectbluffa high steep bank / bank (usually formed by river erosion)
communicationbluffpretense that your position is stronger than it really is
actbluff, four flushthe act of bluffing in poker
VERBcompetitionbluff, bluff outdeceive / deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
communicationblufffrighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
ADJECTIVEallbluff, bold, sheervery steep
allbluffbluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
bluff > pronunciation
Soundsblah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > bluff: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front.
Example"a bluff headland"
Synonymsbold, sheer
BroadersteepHaving a sharp inclination
Spanishperpendicular
English > bluff: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningbluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured.
Examples
  • "a bluff but pleasant manner"
  • "a bluff and rugged natural leader"
BroaderdirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Nounsbluffnessgood-natured frankness
Adverbsblufflyin a blunt direct manner
English > bluff: 7 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA high steep bank / bank (usually formed by river erosion).
BroaderbankA long ridge or pile
Spanishrisco
English > bluff: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningpretense that your position is stronger than it really is.
Example"his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
Broaderpretense, pretence, feigning, dissemblingpretending with intention to deceive / deceive
Spanishbluff, fanafarronada, farol
Catalanbluf, fanfarronada
Verbsblufffrighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
English > bluff: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false / false / false / false show of confidence / confidence in the strength of your cards.
Synonymfour flush
Broaderdeception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationThe act of deceiving / deceiving
Spanishfarol, petate
Catalancatxa
Verbsbluffdeceive / deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
English > bluff: 7 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningdeceive / deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymbluff out
Categorycard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Broadermove, goHave a turn
Spanishtirarse un farol
Nounsbluffthe act of bluffing in poker
bluffera person who tries to bluff other people
English > bluff: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningfrighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelSam cannot bluff Sue
Broaderfrighten, fright, scare, affrightdrive out by frightening
Nounsbluffpretense that your position is stronger than it really is
bluffera person who tries to bluff other people

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