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bluff

US [blʌf]
UK [blʌf]
  • v.虚张声势;唬人;吹牛
  • n.虚张声势的做法;唬人;(尤指海边或河边的)峭壁
  • adj.直率豪爽的(尽管有时不够礼貌)
  • Web布拉夫;吓唬;悬崖
Plural Form:bluffs  Present Participle:bluffing  Past Tense:bluffed  
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v.
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[i][t]
~ (sth)
虚张声势;唬人;吹牛to try to make sb believe that you will do sth that you do not really intend to do, or that you know sth that you do not really know
I don't think he'll shoot─I think he's just bluffing.
我认为他不会开枪,我想他不过是在吓唬人。
n.
1.
[u][c]
虚张声势的做法;唬人an attempt to trick sb by making them believe that you will do sth when you really have no intention of doing it, or that you know sth when you do not, in fact, know it
It was just a game of bluff.
那只不过是唬人的把戏。
He said he would resign if he didn't get more money, but it was only a bluff.
他说如果不给他加薪他就辞职,但那不过是虚张声势而已。
2.
[c]
(尤指海边或河边的)峭壁,陡岸a steep cliff or slope, especially by the sea or a river
adj.
1.
直率豪爽的(尽管有时不够礼貌)very direct and cheerful, with good intentions, although not always very polite
Beneath his bluff exterior he was a sensitive man.
他外表大大咧咧,但其实是个敏感的人。

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