bluff - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/blʌf/
present tense
I/you/we/theybluff
he/she/itbluffs
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 journalist.