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bluffs

noun
plural of bluff

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a steep wall of rock, earth, or ice
  • fossils embedded in a stone bluff that date from the Jurassic period

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bluffs

verb
present tense third-person singular of bluff

Synonyms & Antonyms of bluffs (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Bluffs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bluffs. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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