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shuffle

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verb shuf·fle \ˈshə-fəl\

Simple Definition of shuffle

  • : to slide your feet along the ground or back and forth without lifting them completely

  • : to move things or people into a different order or into different positions

  • : to mix (playing cards) before playing a game so that no one knows what order they are in

Full Definition of shuffle

shuf·fledshuf·fling play \-f(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mix in a mass confusedly :  jumble

  3. 2 :  to put or thrust aside or under cover <shuffled the whole matter out of his mind>

  4. 3a :  to rearrange (as playing cards, dominoes, or tiles) to produce a random orderb :  to move about, back and forth, or from one place to another :  shift <shuffle funds among various accounts>

  5. 4a :  to move (as the feet) by sliding along or back and forth without liftingb :  to perform (as a dance) with a dragging, sliding step

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to work into or out of trickily <shuffled out of the difficulty>

  8. 2 :  to act or speak in a shifty or evasive manner

  9. 3a :  to move or walk in a sliding dragging manner without lifting the feetb :  to dance in a lazy nonchalant manner with sliding and tapping motions of the feetc :  to execute in a perfunctory or clumsy manner

  10. 4 :  to mix playing cards or counters by shuffling

shuf·fler play \-f(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of shuffle

  1. He shuffled across the floor.

  2. She stood there, shuffling her feet, waiting for the bus to arrive.

  3. She shuffled the papers on her desk.

  4. The manager shuffled the batting order.

  5. Whose turn is it to shuffle and deal?



Origin of shuffle

perhaps irregular from 1shove


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with shuffle


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shuffle

noun shuf·fle

Simple Definition of shuffle

  • : the act of moving by sliding your feet without lifting them off the ground

  • : the act of mixing the order of playing cards : the act of shuffling cards

Full Definition of shuffle

  1. 1 :  an evasion of the issue :  equivocation

  2. 2a :  an act of shuffling (as of cards)b :  a right or turn to shuffle <it's your shuffle>c :  a confusing jumble (as of papers or events) <lost in the shuffle>

  3. 3a :  a dragging sliding movement; specifically :  a sliding or scraping step in dancingb :  a dance characterized by such a stepc (1) :  a rhythm where each beat of the measure is played as a triplet with the first and second parts of the triplet tied and the third part accented (2) :  music played in a shuffle rhythm




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