Definitions for Ruffleˈrʌf əl
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ruf•fleˈrʌf əl(v.; n.)-fled, -fling
(v.t.)to destroy the smoothness or evenness of.
to erect (the feathers), as a bird in anger.
to disturb, vex, or irritate.
to turn (pages) rapidly.
to pass (cards) through the fingers rapidly in shuffling.
to draw up (cloth, lace, etc.) into a ruffle by gathering along one edge.
(v.i.)to be or become ruffled.
(n.)a break in the evenness of a surface.
a strip of cloth, lace, etc., gathered along one edge; used as a trimming, as on curtains.
something resembling this, as the ruff of a bird.
disturbance or vexation; irritation.
Origin of ruffle:
1250–1300; ruffelen (v.); c. LG ruffelen to crumple
ruf•fleˈrʌf əl(n.; v.)-fled, -fling.
(n.)a low, continuous beating of a drum.
(v.t.)to beat (a drum) in this manner.
Origin of ruffle:
1715–25; archaic ruff in same sense (perh. imit.) + -le
frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow(noun)
a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff(noun)
a high tight collar
affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle(verb)
a noisy fight
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
trouble or vex
"ruffle somebody's composure"
tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock(verb)
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
"He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
"This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
flick, ruffle, riffle(verb)
twitch or flutter
"the paper flicked"
shuffle, ruffle, mix(verb)
mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
"shuffle the cards"
erect or fluff up
"the bird ruffled its feathers"
ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up(verb)
disturb the smoothness of
"ruffle the surface of the water"
pleat or gather into a ruffle
"ruffle the curtain fabric"
Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.
She loved the dress with the lace ruffle at the hem.
To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
Ruffle the end of the cuff.
To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.
The wind ruffled the papers.
to make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle
to furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt
to oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion
to erect in a ruff, as feathers
to beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum
to discompose; to agitate; to disturb
to throw into disorder or confusion
to throw together in a disorderly manner
to grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent
to become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter
to be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger
that which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill
a state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle
a low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff
the connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca
Translations for Ruffle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make wrinkled or uneven, especially hair, feathers etc
The wind ruffled her hair; The bird ruffled its feathers in anger.
- deurmekaar maak, pofAfrikaans
- يُزْعِج، يُكَدِّرArabic
- разрошвам (се)Bulgarian
- franzirPortuguese (BR)
- rozcuchat, načepýřitCzech
- kräuseln, sträubenGerman
- ruske op i; pjuske op iDanish
- αναστατώνω, αναταράσσωGreek
- alborotar, despeinar; encrespar, erizarSpanish
- sassi ajama, turritamaEstonian
- موج دار کردن؛ ناصاف کردن یا شدنFarsi
- ébouriffer, hérisserFrench
- खुरदरा बनाना, क्रोधित करना, शिकन पड़ना, लहरे पैदा करनाHindi
- 헝클어 놓다Korean
- (su)taršyti, (pa)šiauštiLithuanian
- in de warmaken, opzettenDutch
- rufse opp; bruse med fjæreneNorwegian
- zmierzwić, nastroszyćPolish
- موج دار کردن؛ ناصاف کردن یا شدنPersian
- موج لرونکی، ناصاف کول یاکیدلPashto
- a ciufuli, a zbârliRomanian
- postrapatiť; načuchraťSlovak
- razmršiti, nasršitiSlovenian
- rufsa till, burra uppSwedish
- kabartmak; karıştırmakTurkish
- 弄亂Chinese (Trad.)
- куйовдити, кошлатиUkrainian
- درہم برہم کرناUrdu
- làm xù lênVietnamese
- 弄乱Chinese (Simp.)
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