shuffle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shuf'ul), [key]
— v., n. -fled, -fling,
- to walk without lifting the feet or with clumsy steps and a shambling gait.
- to scrape the feet over the floor in dancing.
- to move clumsily (usually fol. by into): to shuffle into one's clothes.
- to act underhandedly or evasively with respect to a stated situation (often fol. by in, into, or out of&hasp;): to shuffle out of one's responsibilities.
- to intermix so as to change the relative positions of cards in a pack.
- to move (one's feet) along the ground or floor without lifting them.
- to perform (a dance) with such movements.
- to move (an object or objects) this way and that.
- to put, thrust, or bring trickily, evasively, or haphazardly (usually fol. by in, into, out, etc.): to shuffle one's way into favor.
- to mix (cards in a pack) so as to change the relative positions.
- to jumble together, mix, or interchange the positions of (objects).
- They shuffled off to school with little enthusiasm.
- to thrust aside; get rid of.
- to move away by, or as if by, shuffling:They shuffled off to school with little enthusiasm.
- a scraping movement; dragging gait.
- an evasive trick; evasion.
- an act or instance of shuffling.
- You win the shuffle.
- a shuffling of cards in a pack.
- the right or turn to shuffle preparatory to dealing:You win the shuffle.
- a dance in which the feet are shuffled along the floor.
- shuffle (Thesaurus)