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bluff

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bluff(
bluhf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (trick)
a. el bluf
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Frankie calmly looked at his cards and hoped that his bluff would be good enough to fool them.Frankie miró las cartas tranquilamente y esperó que su bluf fuera suficientemente bueno para engañarlos.
b. el bluff
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Pay no mind, I think it's a bluff.No haga caso, creo que es un bluff.
c. el blof
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
He introduced himself as a well-known foreign writer, but it turned out that he was just a big bluff.Se presentó como escritor extranjero afamado pero resultó que no era más que un gran blof.
d. el farol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The robber didn't have a gun in his pocket at all; it was all a bluff.En realidad el ladrón no tenía un arma en el bolsillo; era todo un farol.
2. (cliff)
a. el peñasco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We passed under a bluff in our small boat, and I feared that any moment it might come crashing down us.Pasamos bajo un peñasco en nuestro bote, y temí que en cualquier momento se nos cayera encima y nos aplastara.
b. el risco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The intrepid climber scaled the face of the bluff in the hot sun.El intrépido andinista escaló la cara del risco bajo el sol tórrido.
c. el acantilado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
High above, an eagle landed on the top of the limestone bluff.Allá en lo alto, un águila se posó en la cima del acantilado calizo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to deceive)
a. engañar
Don't listen to him; he's just trying to bluff us with that crazy story.No le hagas caso; está tratando nomás de engañarnos con esa historia demencial.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to pretend)
a. blofear
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Roberto bet all his chips, but I recognized his tell; he was bluffing.Roberto apostó todas sus fichas, pero reconocí su tell; estaba blofeando.
b. blufear
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Do you think he is bluffing?¿Usted cree que está blufeando?
c. farolear
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We all folded, and Johnny took the pot, but we saw he had been bluffing when he turned over his cards.Nos retiramos todos y Johnny se quedó con el bote, pero cuando dio la vuelta a las cartas, vimos que había estado faroleando.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (steep)
a. escarpado
The house is built on a bluff side of a mountain, and offers incredible views.La casa está construida sobre la ladera escarpada de una montaña y tiene vistas increíbles.
6. (sincere)
a. franco
He was a warm but simple country man of a bluff disposition.Era un hombre del campo, afable pero simple, y de naturaleza franca.
b. directo
The food is absolutely worth it, even if the waiters are a bit gruff, bluff and impatient.Por la comida seguramente vale la pena, aunque los camareros sean un poco bruscos, directos e impacientes.
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bluff
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (manner)
a. abrupto(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
bluff [blʌf]
noun
(act of bluffing) farol (m); bluff (m)
to call sb's bluff poner a algn en evidencia
transitive verb
(deceive by pretending) engañar; embaucar
to bluff it out by ... salvar la situación haciendo creer que ...
intransitive verb
farolear; tirarse un farol (informal); (Esp)
bluff [blʌf]
adjective
1 [+cliff etc] escarpado
2 [+person] franco; directo
noun
(Geog) risco (m); peñasco (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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