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riffle

rif·fle

riffle

 
pronunciation:
rI fl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shoal or shallow in a stream, or the ripples of water flowing over it.
definition 2: a way of shuffling cards.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: riffled, riffles, riffling
definition 1: to bring about or become a riffle.
definition 2: to shuffle (cards) by holding half a deck in each hand and releasing the edges by one's thumbs to cause the cards to come together.
definition 3: to flip (the pages of a book or the like) by releasing (them) from the pressure of the thumb upon lifted edges or corners.
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