Definition of bluster verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bluster

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌstə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌstər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bluster
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌstə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌstər//
     
    he / she / it blusters
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌstəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌstərz//
     
    past simple blustered
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌstəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌstərd//
     
    past participle blustered
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌstəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌstərd//
     
    -ing form blustering
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌstərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌstərɪŋ//
     
    Describing unpleasant traits
     
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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 See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
  2. 2[intransitive] (of the wind) to blow violently Outside the wind was blustering.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: ultimately imitative.

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