Definition of bluff
- a ship with bluff bows
- the bluff banks of the river
- a bluff, easygoing fellow
he's a bluff but good-hearted teacher
She says someone else has made her a higher offer, but I think she's bluffing.
Don't listen to his threats—he's just bluffing you.
I bluffed my way through the interview.
bamboozle, beguile, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gull, have, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snow, spoof, string along, take in, trick;
do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes;
: having a very open, honest, and direct way of talking that is friendly but not always polite
: to pretend that you will do something or that you know or have something in order to trick someone into doing what you want
: to pretend to do or make (something)
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