Shuffle definition

shŭfəl
To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet.

The crowd shuffled out of the theater.

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(games) To mix playing cards, tiles, or dominoes together so as to make their order random.
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To present, play, or display (music or video files) in random order.
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(archaic) To act in a shifty or deceitful manner; equivocate.
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To slide (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking.
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To move (things, for example) from one place or position to another; transfer or shift.

Shuffle around the cushions on the couch.

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To put quickly or furtively; shunt.

Shuffled the bill under a pile of junk mail.

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To present, play, or display music or video files in random order.
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(games) To mix together (playing cards or tiles, for example) so as to make a random order of arrangement.
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The definition of a shuffle is an act of moving by dragging the feet, to act in a tricky manner, or a mixing up of things.

An example of a shuffle is a sliding step in a dance.

An example of a shuffle is the arrangement of items on a shelf to help hide a broken item.

An example of a shuffle is the process of mixing up the cards or dominoes before starting to play the game.

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Shuffle is defined as to move the feet around by dragging or to mix up the order of objects.

An example of shuffle is to dance with a sliding step.

An example of shuffle is to mix up the order of cards.

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A short sliding step or movement, or a walk characterized by such steps.
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A dance in which the feet slide along or move close to the floor.
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A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble.

The letter got lost in the shuffle.

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A feature on a music or video player that plays music or other files in a random order.
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(archaic) An evasive or deceitful action; an equivocation.
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An act of shuffling cards, dominoes, or tiles.
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A player's right or turn to do this.
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To mix (playing cards) so as to change their order, as before dealing.
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To push or mix together in a jumbled or disordered mass.
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To shift (things) about from one place to another.
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To bring, put, or thrust (into or out of) clumsily or trickily.
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To move (the feet) with a dragging or shoving gait.
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To perform (a dance) with such steps.
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To move by dragging or scraping the feet, as in walking or dancing.
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To get (into or out of a situation or condition) by trickery, evasion, lies, etc.
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To act in a shifty, dishonest manner; practice deceit, trickery, evasion, etc.
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To change or shift repeatedly from one position or place to another.
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To shuffle playing cards.
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To move clumsily (into or out of clothing)
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The act of shuffling.
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A tricky or deceptive action; evasion; trick.
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A shuffling of the feet.
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A gait, dance, etc. characterized by this.
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The act of shuffling playing cards.
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A player's turn or right to shuffle.
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The act of shuffling cards.

He made a real mess of the last shuffle.

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An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.

The sad young girl left with a tired shuffle.

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(by extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
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The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles. "” L'Estrange.

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To put in a random order.

Don't forget to shuffle the cards.

You shuffle, I'll deal.

The data packets are shuffled before transmission.

I'm going to shuffle all the songs in my playlist.

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To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.

He shuffled out of the room.

I shuffled my feet in embarrassment.

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To change; modify the order of something.
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To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
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To use arts or expedients; to make shift.
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To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another.

To shuffle money from hand to hand.

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To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
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To dance casually with sliding and tapping steps.
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To shift from position to position or move from place to place.

Shuffled around looking for work.

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lose in the shuffle
  • to leave out or disregard in the confusion of things
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shuffle off
  • to get rid of
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shuffle
Plural:
shuffles

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

lose in the shuffle

Origin of shuffle

  • Middle English shovelen probably of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin

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