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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bluff.

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Examples

  • McCain bluffed Obama weeks before, challenging him to make the trip as he was in his eyes, callow and unlearned in the intricacies of foreign policy.

    Top Dog / Underdog

  • McCain bluffed Obama weeks before, challenging him to make the trip as he was in his eyes, callow and unlearned in the intricacies of foreign policy.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The landscapes in the residential areas are a source of unhappiness for 43.2 percent of the respondents, and about one-third say they were "bluffed" into buying "third grade" houses.

    Survey: Most Chinese Home Buyers Unhappy | Impact Lab

  • For another Sinhalese story of how a man and his wife "bluffed"

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • But by dressing his crews in the armor of legionaries and drawing up his ships in a position for fighting, with oars suspended, he "bluffed" his enemy into thinking that he had the support of his troops.

    A History of Sea Power

  • The gang was grumbling and accusing Bill of being "bluffed" and all that, but they didn't make any effort to attack the man.

    Pluck on the Long Trail Boy Scouts in the Rockies

  • Yellow Form, of which the late Home Secretary takes the same jaundiced view as he did of the Yellow Press, was being sent out indiscriminately to all whom it did not concern: the War Office had issued a misleading poster; and everywhere men were being "bluffed" into the Army.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916

  • To embark on such a policy involved two dangers: the danger of war, and what in Milner's eyes was perhaps even greater, the danger that, by advancing just claims and then, letting ourselves be "bluffed" out of them, we might yet further lessen, and indeed totally destroy, what hold we still possessed upon the affection of the South African British or on the respect either of British or

    Lord Milner's Work in South Africa From its Commencement in 1897 to the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902

  • He advanced and retreated, "bluffed" and held aloof, with acuteness and daring.

    The Plum Tree

  • Once more, at the Peace Conference of 546, Ts'u undoubtedly "bluffed" Tsin out of her rightful precedence; but, Tsin being an orthodox state,

    Ancient China Simplified

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