Definitions for: Shuffle

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Shuf"fle, n.
1. The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly,
dragging motion.

The unguided agitation and rude shuffles of matter.

2. A trick; an artifice; an evasion.

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

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

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