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shuffle

shuf·fle

shuffle

 
 
pronunciation:
shuh fl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
lost in the shuffle
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Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shuffled, shuffles, shuffling
definition 1: to drag or scrape the feet along the floor while walking.
definition 2: to rearrange playing cards in a random order by separating parts of the deck and interleaving them with the remainder.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to scuff or drag (one's feet) across the ground or floor while walking.
definition 2: to rearrange (playing cards) randomly by intermixing.
definition 3: to move, put, or bring forward hastily, clumsily, evasively, or aimlessly.
He shuffled the papers about but did no real work.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act, instance, or movement of shuffling.
definition 2: a dance in which the feet are dragged along the floor, or a tap dance step in which they are brushed back and forth against the floor before lifting.
definition 3: the act of intermixing playing cards.
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phrase: lost in the shuffle
derivation: shuffler (n.)