bluffing

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bluff \Bluff\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bluffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bluffing}.]

1. (Poker) 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. [U. S.]

2. 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. [Colloq.]


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