Definitions for shuffleˈʃʌf əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shuf•fleˈʃʌf əl(v.; n.)-fled, -fling

  1. (v.i.)to walk without lifting the feet; shamble.

  2. to slide the feet lazily in dancing.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. to move clumsily (usu. fol. by into):

    to shuffle into one's clothes.

  4. to act evasively:

    to shuffle out of one's responsibilities.

  5. to intermix playing cards or the like.

  6. (v.t.)to move (one's feet) along the ground or floor without lifting them.

  7. to move (objects) this way and that.

  8. to rearrange in random order:

    to shuffle playing cards.

  9. shuffle off, to move or go away. to thrust aside.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  10. (n.)a scraping or sliding movement, esp. a dragging gait.

  11. an evasive trick; evasion.

  12. an act or instance of shuffling something, as cards.

  13. the right or turn to shuffle cards before dealing.

    Category: Games

  14. a dance in which the feet are shuffled.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of shuffle:

1525–35; < LG schuffeln

shuf′fler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shuffle, shuffling, make(noun)

    the act of mixing cards haphazardly

  2. shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling(verb)

    walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

    "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"

  3. shuffle, scuffle, shamble(verb)

    walk by dragging one's feet

    "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"

  4. shuffle(verb)

    move about, move back and forth

    "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"

  5. shuffle, ruffle, mix(verb)

    mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

    "shuffle the cards"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shuffle(verb)ˈʃʌf əl

    to walk without lifting your feet up

    a little old lady shuffling along the street

  2. shuffleˈʃʌf əl

    to move your feet around in a nervous or bored way

    He stood in line shuffling his feet.

  3. shuffleˈʃʌf əl

    to mix a set of playing cards to change their order

    Shuffle the cards before dealing.

Wiktionary

  1. shuffle(Noun)

    The act of shuffling cards.

    He made a real mess of the last shuffle.

  2. shuffle(Noun)

    An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.

    The sad young girl left with a tired shuffle.

  3. shuffle(Noun)

    A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.

  4. shuffle(Noun)

    A trick; an artifice; an evasion.

    The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles. uE000157462uE001 L'Estrange.

  5. shuffle(Verb)

    To put in a random order.

  6. shuffle(Verb)

    To walk without picking up one's feet

  7. shuffle(Verb)

    To change; modify the order of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shuffle(verb)

    to shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand

  2. Shuffle(verb)

    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

  3. Shuffle(verb)

    to remove or introduce by artificial confusion

  4. Shuffle(verb)

    to change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut

  5. Shuffle(verb)

    to change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate

  6. Shuffle(verb)

    to use arts or expedients; to make shift

  7. Shuffle(verb)

    to move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing

  8. Shuffle(noun)

    the act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion

  9. Shuffle(noun)

    a trick; an artifice; an evasion

Freebase

  1. Shuffling

    Shuffling is a procedure used to randomize a deck of playing cards to provide an element of chance in card games. Shuffling is often followed by a cut, to help ensure that the shuffler has not manipulated the outcome.


Translations for shuffle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shuffle(verb)

to move (one's feet) along the ground etc without lifting them

Do stop shuffling (your feet)!; The old man shuffled along the street.

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