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Cliff vs. Bluff

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Cliffnoun

A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.

Bluffnoun

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.’;

Cliffnoun

A high, steep rock; a precipice.

Bluffnoun

(poker) 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.’;

Cliffnoun

See Clef.

Bluffnoun

The card game poker.

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Cliffnoun

a steep high face of rock;

‘he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town’; ‘a steep drop’;

Bluffnoun

One who bluffs; a bluffer.

Cliffnoun

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

‘a coast path along the top of rugged cliffs’;

Bluffnoun

An excuse.

Cliff

In geography and geology, a cliff is an area of rock which has a general angle defined by the vertical, or nearly vertical. Cliffs are formed by the processes of weathering and erosion, with the effect of gravity.

Bluffnoun

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

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Bluffnoun

(Canadian Prairies) A small wood or stand of trees, typically poplar or willow.

Bluffverb

(poker) 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.’;

Bluffverb

(by analogy) 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?’;

Bluffverb

To take advantage by bluffing.

‘We bluffed our way past the guards.’;

Bluffverb

To fluff, puff or swell up.

Bluffadjective

Having a broad, flattened front.

‘the bluff bows of a ship’;

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Bluffadjective

Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.

Bluffadjective

Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.

Bluffadjective

Roughly frank and hearty in one's manners.

‘a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain’;

Bluffadjective

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

Bluffadjective

Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.

‘Its banks, if not really steep, had a bluff and precipitous aspect.’;

Bluffadjective

Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.

Bluffadjective

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

‘There is indeed a bluff pertinacity which is a proper defense in a moment of surprise.’;

Bluffnoun

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

‘Beach, bluff, and wave, adieu.’;

Bluffnoun

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

Bluffnoun

A game at cards; poker.

Bluffverb

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.

Bluffverb

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.

Bluffverb

To act as in the game of bluff.

Bluffnoun

a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

Bluffnoun

pretense that your position is stronger than it really is;

‘his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted’;

Bluffnoun

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

Bluffverb

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

Bluffverb

frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

Bluffadjective

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’;

Bluffadjective

bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured;

‘a bluff but pleasant manner’; ‘a bluff and rugged natural leader’;

Bluffnoun

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’;

Bluffnoun

a steep cliff, bank, or promontory.

Bluffnoun

a grove or clump of trees.

Bluffverb

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’;

Bluffverb

survive a difficult situation by maintaining a pretence

‘there's no point in trying to bluff it out’;

Bluffadjective

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

‘a big, bluff, hearty man’;

Bluffadjective

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

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