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shuffle

[ shuhf-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF shuffle
  • verbmove along lazily
  • verbrearrange, mix up

Synonyms for shuffle

  • drag
  • limp
  • straggle
  • stumble
  • muddle
  • pad
  • scrape
  • scuff
  • scuffle
  • shamble
  • trail
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Antonyms for shuffle

  • rush
  • arrange
  • order
  • organize
  • run
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHUFFLE

And forthwith, as one who may not be resisted, he swept up the cards and began to shuffle.

Whatever explanation of our sufferings and failures there may be we must not shuffle them off on God.

The cornet and bass-viol had put in an appearance, but the pianist had been lost in the shuffle.

He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.

Well, if this particular deal had failed, he must shuffle the cards and deal again.

I am afraid in these last days that it may be lost in the shuffle.

Ralph would rather have heard him whimper and shuffle as he had done before.

I made sure he was going to dun, and that I should have to shuffle.

A shuffle of feet brought his gaze up to the port-lock entrance.

When he noticed me looking at him he started to shuffle again athwart the saloon.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, put together hastily," probably from Middle English shovelen "to move with dragging feet," itself probably a frequentative form of shoven (see shove (v.)). Or perhaps from Low German schuffeln "to walk clumsily, deal dishonestly."

Of playing cards, first recorded 1560s. Meaning "walk slowly without lifting the feet" is from 1570s. Meaning "push along gradually" is from 1560s. Meaning "move from one place to another" is from 1690s. Meaning "do a shuffle dance" is from 1818. Related: Shuffled; shuffling. Shuffle off "get rid of, dispose of" is from Shakespeare (1601).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHUFFLE

clutter

noundisarray, mess
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