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SHUFFLE

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does shuffle mean? 

SHUFFLE (noun)
  The noun SHUFFLE has 2 senses:

1. the act of mixing cards haphazardly
2. walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

  Familiarity information: SHUFFLE used as a noun is rare.


SHUFFLE (verb)
  The verb SHUFFLE has 3 senses:

1. walk by dragging one's feet
2. move about, move back and forth
3. mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

  Familiarity information: SHUFFLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHUFFLE (noun)


Sense 1shuffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of mixing cards haphazardly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shuffle; make; shuffling

Hypernyms ("shuffle" is a kind of...):

reordering (a rearrangement in a different order)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shuffle"):

reshuffle; reshuffling (shuffling again)

riffle (shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners)

Holonyms ("shuffle" is a part of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


Sense 2shuffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shamble; shambling; shuffling; shuffle

Context example:

from his shambling I assumed he was very old

Hypernyms ("shuffle" is a kind of...):

walk; walking (the act of traveling by foot)


SHUFFLE (verb)


Sense 1shuffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk by dragging one's feet

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

scuffle; shamble; shuffle

Context examples:

he shuffled out of the room / We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

Hypernyms (to "shuffle" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shuffle"):

drag; scuff (walk without lifting the feet)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children shuffle to the playground


Sense 2shuffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move about, move back and forth

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS

Hypernyms (to "shuffle" is one way to...):

shift; transfer (move around)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3shuffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

shuffle; ruffle; mix

Context example:

shuffle the cards

Hypernyms (to "shuffle" is one way to...):

manipulate (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shuffle"):

reshuffle (shuffle again)

riffle (shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix)

cut (divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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