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Definition of bluster verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bluster

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈblʌstər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bluster
     
    he / she / it blusters
     
    past simple blustered
     
    -ing form blustering
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] bluster (something) + speech to talk in an aggressive or threatening way, but with little effect “I don't know what you're talking about,” he blustered. a blustering bully
  2. 2[intransitive] (of the wind) to blow violently Outside the wind was blustering.
bluster noun [uncountable]
 
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I wasn't frightened by what he said—it was all bluster.