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Cliff vs. Bluff

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  • Cliff (noun)

    A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.

  • Bluff (noun)

    An act of bluffing; a false expression of the strength of one's position in order to intimidate; braggadocio.

    "That is only bluff, or a bluff."

  • Bluff (noun)

    An attempt to represent oneself as holding a stronger hand than they actually do.

    "John's bet was a bluff: he bet without even so much as a pair."

  • Bluff (noun)

    The card game poker.

  • Bluff (noun)

    One who bluffs; a bluffer.

  • Bluff (noun)

    An excuse.

  • Bluff (noun)

    A high, steep bank, for example by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.

  • Bluff (noun)

    A small wood or stand of trees, typically poplar or willow.

  • Bluff (verb)

    To make a bluff; to give the impression that one's hand is stronger than it is.

    "John bluffed by betting without even a pair."

  • Bluff (verb)

    To frighten or deter with a false show of strength or confidence; to give a false impression of strength or temerity in order to intimidate and gain some advantage.

    "The government claims it will call an election if this bill does not pass. Is it truly ready to do so, or is it bluffing?"

  • Bluff (verb)

    To take advantage by bluffing.

    "We bluffed our way past the guards."

  • Bluff (verb)

    To fluff, puff or swell up.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Having a broad, flattened front.

    "the bluff bows of a ship"

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Roughly frank and hearty in one's manners.

    "a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain"

    "abrupt|unceremonious|blunt|brusque"

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  • Cliff (noun)

    a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea

    "a coast path along the top of rugged cliffs"

  • Bluff (noun)

    an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something

    "his game of bluff"

    "the offer was denounced as a bluff"

  • Bluff (noun)

    a steep cliff, bank, or promontory.

  • Bluff (noun)

    a grove or clump of trees.

  • Bluff (verb)

    try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions

    "the object is to bluff your opponent into submission"

    "he's been bluffing all along"

    "they bluffed their way past the sentries"

  • Bluff (verb)

    survive a difficult situation by maintaining a pretence

    "there's no point in trying to bluff it out"

  • Bluff (adjective)

    direct in speech or behaviour but in a good-natured way

    "a big, bluff, hearty man"

  • Bluff (adjective)

    (of a cliff or a ship's bows) having a vertical or steep broad front.

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Cliff (noun)

    A high, steep rock; a precipice.

  • Cliff (noun)

    See Clef.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.

  • Bluff (adjective)

    Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain.

  • Bluff (noun)

    A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.

  • Bluff (noun)

    An act of bluffing; an expression of self-confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff.

  • Bluff (noun)

    A game at cards; poker.

  • Bluff

    To deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value.

  • Bluff

    To frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off.

  • Bluff (verb)

    To act as in the game of bluff.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cliff (noun)

    a steep high face of rock;

    "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"

    "a steep drop"

  • Bluff (noun)

    a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

  • Bluff (noun)

    pretense that your position is stronger than it really is;

    "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"

  • Bluff (noun)

    the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards

  • Bluff (verb)

    deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand

  • Bluff (verb)

    frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

  • Bluff (adjective)

    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"

  • Bluff (adjective)

    bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured;

    "a bluff but pleasant manner"

    "a bluff and rugged natural leader"

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