Riffle meaning

rĭfəl
The act or an instance of shuffling cards.
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To shuffle (playing cards) by holding part of a deck in each hand and raising up the edges before releasing them to fall alternately in one stack.
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To thumb through (the pages of a book, for example).
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To shuffle cards.
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To flow in rough waves or become choppy, as water.
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The act or a manner of riffling cards.
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To form, become, or flow over or through, a riffle.
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To leaf rapidly through (a book, etc.), as by letting the edges or corners of the pages slip lightly across the thumb.
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To shuffle (playing cards) by holding part of the deck in each hand, raising the corners or edges slightly, and causing the cards to fall alternately together.
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A fast-flowing, shallow part of a stream causing broken water.
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To ruffle with a rippling action.
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(intransitive) To skim or flick through the pages of a book.
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To leaf through rapidly.
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To shuffle playing cards by separating the deck in two and sliding the thumbs along the edges of the cards to mix the two parts.
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To idly manipulate objects with the fingers.
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To prepare samples of material using a riffler.
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A succession of small waves.
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A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed. Also one of the cleats, grooves or steps in such trough.
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A quick skim through the pages of a book.
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The act of shuffling cards; the sound made while shuffling cards.
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(intransitive) To flow over a fast moving shallow part of a stream.
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Origin of riffle

  • Possibly blend of ripple ruffle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possible alteration of ruffle, from Middle English ruffelen, akin to Low German ruffelen (“to crumple")

    From Wiktionary