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verb [intransitive/transitive] bluff pronunciation in American English /blʌf/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebluffing
past tensebluffed
past participlebluffed
  1. to deliberately give a false idea to someone about what you intend to do, or about the facts of a situation, especially in order to gain an advantage

    They said they’d had another offer, but we knew they were just bluffing.

    bluff your way past/into/out of etc.:

    She managed to bluff her way past the guards, by saying she was a reporter.



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