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Meaning of SHUFFLE

Pronunciation:  'shuful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of mixing cards haphazardly
  2. [n]  walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"
  3. [v]  mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
  4. [v]  walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
  5. [v]  move about, move back and forth; "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"
 

SHUFFLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: make, mix, ruffle, scuffle, shamble, shamble, shambling, shuffling
 
 See Also: card game, cards, cut, drag, manipulate, reordering, reshuffle, reshuffle, reshuffling, riffle, riffle, scuff, shift, transfer, walk, walk, walking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Shuf"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shuffled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Shuffling}.] [Originally the same word as scuffle, and
    properly a freq. of shove. See {Shove}, and {Scuffle}.]
    1. To shove one way and the other; to push from one to
       another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
    
    2. To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into
       disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of,
       as of the cards in a pack.
    
             A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to
             midnight without tracing a new idea in his mind.
                                                   --Rombler.
    
    3. To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
    
             It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into
             the papers that were seizen.          --Dryden.
    
    {To shuffe off}, to push off; to rid one's self of.
    
    {To shuffe up}, to throw together in hastel to make up or
       form in confusion or with fraudulent disorder; as, he
       shuffled up a peace.
    
    
  2. \Shuf"fle\, v. i.
    1. To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to
       shuffle and cut.
    
    2. To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade
       questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
    
             I myself, . . . hiding mine honor in my necessity,
             am fain to shuffle.                   --Shak.
    
    3. To use arts or expedients; to make shift.
    
             Your life, good master, Must shuffle for itself.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    4. To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape
       the feet in walking or dancing.
    
             The aged creature came Shuffling along with
             ivory-headed wand.                    --Keats.
    
    Syn: To equivicate; prevaricate; quibble; cavil; shift;
         sophisticate; juggle.
    
    
  3. \Shuf"fle\, n.
    1. The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly,
       dragging motion.
    
             The unguided agitation and rude shuffles of matter.
                                                   --Bentley.
    
    2. A trick; an artifice; an evasion.
    
             The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and
             shuffles.                             --L'Estrange.
    
    
 

 

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