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bluffed

verb
past tense of bluff

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1 to cause to believe what is untrue
  • I bluffed the interviewer into believing that I could really speak French and thus would be the perfect person to serve in the newspaper's Paris bureau

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2 to present a false appearance of
  • the basketball player bluffed a shot, then passed instead

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“Bluffed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bluffed. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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