1 very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock" [syn: bold, sheer]
2 bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader"
1 a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
2 pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
3 the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards [syn: four flush]
1 deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand [syn: bluff out]
2 frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
- Rhymes: -ʌf
- A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.
- An act of bluffing; an expression of self-confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff.
- An attempt to represent yourself as holding a stronger hand
than you do.
- John's bet was a bluff, he bet without even so much as a pair.
high, steep bank
- Finnish: jyrkänne
act of bluffing
- Finnish: harhautus, hämäys, bluffi, bluffaus
poker: attempt to represent yourself as holding a stronger hand than you do
- Finnish: bluffi
- Having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship.
- Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.
- Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.
- Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain.
having a broad, flattened front
- Finnish: tylppä
rising steeply with a flat or rounded front
- Finnish: jyrkkä
surly; churlish; gruff; rough
- Finnish: jäyhä
abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque
- Finnish: jäyhä
- To make a bluff.
- John bluffed by betting without even a pair.
to make a bluff
- Finnish: hämätä, bluffata
- a very steep and broad hill or small cliff, frequently next to a river or ocean* Bluffs, Illinois, a village
- Bluffs, Indiana, an unincorporated place
- Bluff (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, a neighborhood also known as Uptown
- Bluff, Texas, a settlement
- Bluff, Utah, a town* Bluff, New Zealand, a town and seaport in the South Island
- Bluff, Queensland, a town in Australia
- Bluff, South Africa, a geographical region of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal
- Bluff, a crater on Mars named after the New Zealand town (see List of craters on Mars)
- Bluff (poker), a tactic in the game of poker
- Bluff (game), an old form of poker
- Bluff Magazine, covering poker news, strategy, and major tournaments
- A slang term for liar's dice, a dice game
- Bluff (Prison Break episode), an episode of the television series Prison Break
- Bluff (play), by Jeffrey Sweet
- Bluff (film), a 2007 Canadian film nominated for a Genie Award
- Bluff, a 2007 Colombian movie starring Veronica Orozco
bluff in German: Bluff (Begriffsklärung)
bluff in French: Bluff (homonymie)
bluff in Dutch: Bluff
bluff in Russian: Блеф (фильм)
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