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verb [intransitive/transitive] bluster pronunciation in British English /ˈblʌstə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybluster
he/she/itblusters
present participleblustering
past tenseblustered
past participleblustered
  1. to speak in an angry or threatening way, often because you do not want to show that you are frightened or nervous

    His response was first to persuade, then to bluster.

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 bluster pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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