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shuffle

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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shuf=fle

CIDE DICTIONARY

shufflev. t. [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.].
  •  To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack.  [1913 Webster]
    "A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to midnight without tracing a new idea in his mind."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.  [1913 Webster]
    "It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into the papers that were seizen."  [1913 Webster]
To shuffe off, to push off; to rid one's self of. -- To shuffe up, to throw together in hastel to make up or form in confusion or with fraudulent disorder; as, he shuffled up a peace.
shufflev. i. 
  •  To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.  [1913 Webster]
    "I myself, . . . hiding mine honor in my necessity, am fain to shuffle."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To use arts or expedients; to make shift.  [1913 Webster]
    "Your life, good master,
    Must shuffle for itself.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.  [1913 Webster]
    "The aged creature came
    Shuffling along with ivory-headed wand.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To equivicate; prevaricate; quibble; cavil; shift; sophisticate; juggle.
shufflen. 
  •  The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion.  [1913 Webster]
    "The unguided agitation and rude shuffles of matter."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A trick; an artifice; an evasion.  [1913 Webster]
    "The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

shuffle, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. move with a scraping, sliding, or dragging motion (shuffles along; shuffling his feet).
2 tr. a (also absol.) rearrange (a pack of cards) by sliding them over each other quickly. b rearrange; intermingle; confuse (shuffled the documents).
3 tr. (usu. foll. by on, off, into) assume or remove (clothes, a burden, etc.) esp. clumsily or evasively (shuffled on his clothes; shuffled off responsibility).
4 intr. a equivocate; prevaricate. b continually shift one's position; fidget.
5 intr. (foll. by out of) escape evasively (shuffled out of the blame).
--n.
1 a shuffling movement.
2 the act or an instance of shuffling cards.
3 a general change of relative positions.
4 a piece of equivocation; sharp practice.
5 a quick scraping movement of the feet in dancing (see also double shuffle).

Idiom
shuffle-board = SHOVELBOARD. shuffle the cards change policy etc.
Derivative
shuffler n.
Etymology
perh. f. LG schuffeln walk clumsily f. Gmc: cf. SHOVE

THESAURUS

shuffle

admix, alloy, alternate, amalgamate, amble, andante, around the bush, back and fill, ball up, barge, beat about, befuddlement, beg the question, bemingle, bewilderment, bicker, blend, boggle, bollix up, bother, botheration, bowl along, bumble, bundle, cavil, chaos, choplogic, claudication, clog, cloud, clump, coalesce, combine, commingle, commix, compose, compound, concoct, confound, confuse, confusion, conglomerate, crawl, creep, dance, daze, dead march, disarrange, disarray, discombobulation, discomfiture, discompose, discomposure, disconcertion, dislocate, disorder, disorganization, disorganize, disorientation, disrupt, disturb, disturbance, dodge, dodging, dogtrot, drag, draggle, droop, ebb and flow, embarrassment, emulsify, equivocate, equivocation, evade, evade the issue, evasion, fence, fencing, flounce, flounder, fluctuate, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, foot, footpace, footslog, foul up, fox-trot, frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fumble, funeral march, fuse, gait, gallop, garble, go through phases, halt, hash, haze, hedge, hem and haw, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, homogenize, hoof, hop, hum and haw, immingle, immix, integrate, interblend, interlace, interlard, intermingle, intermix, intersperse, intertwine, interweave, jesuitism, jog, jog trot, jolt, jumble, jump, jungle, knead, leisurely gait, limp, litter, lock step, lumber, lumbering pace, lunge, lurch, mash, maze, merge, mess, mess up, mince, mincing steps, mingle, mingle-mangle, mishmash, mist, mix, mix up, muck up, muddle, muddlement, mystify, niggle, nitpick, obscure, oscillate, pace, pad, paddle, palter, parry, parrying, peg, pendulate, perplexity, perturbation, pi, piaffe, piaffer, pick nits, play hob with, plod, pother, prance, prevaricate, prevarication, pucker, pussyfoot, quibble, quiddity, quillet, quip, quirk, quodlibet, rack, rearrange, riffle, ring the changes, roll, ruffle, rummage, sashay, saunter, scatter, scramble, scrape, scrape along, scraping, screw up, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, seesaw, shake, shamble, shift, shift about, shimmy, shovel, shuffling, shy, sidestep, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slipper, slither, slog, slouch, slow march, slow motion, slowness, slur, snafu, snarl up, split hairs, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stew, stir up, stomp, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, subterfuge, suppressio veri, swagger, sway, sweat, swing, swivet, syncretize, tap-dance, teeter, teeter-totter, tergiversate, tergiversation, throw together, tittup, tizzy, toddle, toss together, totter, traipse, tread, trick, trip, trot, trudge, tumble, turn, turn topsy-turvy, unsettlement, upset, vacillate, vary, velocity, waddle, waffle, walk, waltz, wamble, waver, wax and wane, weasel, weasel words, wiggle, wobble, work

ROGET THESAURUS

shuffle

Irresolution

VB be irresolute, hang in suspense, keep in suspense, leave "ad referendum", think twice about, pause, dawdle, remain neuter, dillydally, hesitate, boggle, hover, dacker, hum and haw, demur, not know one's own mind, debate, balance, dally with, coquet with, will and will not, chaser-balancer, go halfway, compromise, make a compromise, be thrown off one's balance, stagger like a drunken man, be afraid, let 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would', falter, waver vacillate, change, retract, fluctuate, pendulate, alternate, keep off and on, play fast and loose, blow hot and cold, shuffle, palter, blink, trim.

Tergiversation

VB change one's mind, change one's intention, change one's purpose, change one's note, abjure, renounce, withdraw from, waver, vacillate, wheel round, turn round, veer round, turn a pirouette, go over from one side to another, pass from one side to another, change from one side to another, skip from one side to another, go to the rightabout, box the compass, shift one's ground, go upon another tack, apostatize, change sides, go over, rat, recant, retract, revoke, rescind, recall, forswear, unsay, come over, come round to an opinion, crawfish, crawl, draw in one's horns, eat one's words, eat the leek, swallow the leek, swerve, flinch, back out of, retrace one's steps, think better of it, come back return to one's first love, turn over a new leaf, trim, shuffle, play fast and loose, blow hot and cold, coquet, be on the fence, straddle, bold with the hare but run with the hounds, nager entre deux eaux, wait to see how the cat jumps, wait to see how the wind blows.

Mixture

VB mix, join, combine, commix, immix, intermix, mix up with, mingle, commingle, intermingle, bemingle, shuffle, pound together, hash up, stir up, knead, brew, impregnate with, interlard, intertwine, interweave, associate with, miscegenate, be mixed, get among, be entangled with, instill, imbue, infuse, suffuse, transfuse, infiltrate, dash, tinge, tincture, season, sprinkle, besprinkle, attemper, medicate, blend, cross, alloy, amalgamate, compound, adulterate, sophisticate, infect.

Derangement

VB derange, disarrange, misarrange, displace, misplace, mislay, discompose, disorder, deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize, embroil, unsettle, disturb, confuse, trouble, perturb, jumble, tumble, shuffle, randomize, huddle, muddle, toss, hustle, fumble, riot, bring into disorder, put into disorder, throw into disorder, muss, break the ranks, disconcert, convulse, break in upon, unhinge, dislocate, put out of joint, throw out of gear, turn topsy-turvy, bedevil, complicate, involve, perplex, confound, imbrangle, embrangle, tangle, entangle, ravel, tousle, towzle, dishevel, ruffle, rumple, litter, scatter, mix, rearrange.

Change

VB change, alter, vary, wax and wane, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert, pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume, work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce, transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume, metamorphose, ring the changes, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards, give a turn to, give a color to, influence, turn the scale, shift the scene, turn over a new leaf, recast, reverse, disturb, convert into.

Interchange

VB interchange, exchange, counterchange, bandy, transpose, shuffle, change bands, swap, permute, reciprocate, commute, give and take, return the compliment, play at puss in the corner, play at battledore and shuttlecock, retaliate, requite, rearrange, recombine.

Changeableness

VB fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, wamble, turn and turn about, ring the changes, sway to and fro, shift to and fro, change and change about, waffle, blow with the wind (irresolute), oscillate, vibrate between, two extremes, oscillate between, two extremes, alternate, have as man phases as the moon.

Slowness

VB move slowly, creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter, plod, trudge, stump along, lumber, trail, drag, dawdle, grovel, worm one's way, steal along, job on, rub on, bundle on, toddle, waddle, wabble, slug, traipse, slouch, shuffle, halt, hobble, limp, caludicate, shamble, flag, falter, trotter, stagger, mince, step short, march in slow time, march in funeral procession, take one's time, hang fire, retard, relax, slacken, check, moderate, rein in, curb, reef, strike sail, shorten sail, take in sail, put on the drag, apply the brake, clip the wings, reduce the speed, slacken speed, slacken one's pace, lose ground.

Improbity

N improbity, dishonesty, dishonor, deviation from rectitude, disgrace, fraud, lying, bad faith, Punic faith, mala fides, Punica fides, infidelity, faithlessness, Judas kiss, betrayal, breach of promise, breach of trust, breach of faith, prodition, disloyalty, treason, high treason, apostasy, nonobservance, shabbiness, villainy, villany, baseness, abjection, debasement, turpitude, moral turpitude, laxity, trimming, shuffling, perfidy, perfidiousness, treachery, double dealing, unfairness, knavery, roguery, rascality, foul play, jobbing, jobbery, graft, bribery, venality, nepotism, corruption, job, shuffle, fishy transaction, barratry, sharp practice, heads I win tails you lose, mouth honor, dishonest, dishonorable, unconscientious, unscrupulous, fraudulent, knavish, disgraceful, wicked, false-hearted, disingenuous, unfair, one-sided, double, double- hearted, double-tongued, double-faced, timeserving, crooked, tortuous, insidious, Machiavelian, dark, slippery, fishy, perfidious, treacherous, perjured, infamous, arrant, foul, base, vile, ignominious, blackguard, contemptible, unrespectable, abject, mean, shabby, little, paltry, dirty, scurvy, scabby, sneaking, groveling, scrubby, rascally, pettifogging, beneath one, low-minded, low-thoughted, base-minded, undignified, indign, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unbefitting, derogatory, degrading, infra dignitatem, beneath one's dignity, ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike, unknightly, unchivalric, unmanly, unhandsome, recreant, inglorious, corrupt, venal, debased, mongrel, faithless, of bad faith, false, unfaithful, disloyal, untrustworthy, trustless, trothless, lost to shame, dead to honor, barratrous, dishonestly, mala fide, like a thief in the night, by crooked paths, Int, O tempora!, O mores!, corruptissima respublica plurimae leges.

VB be dishonest, play false, break one's word, break one's faith, break one's promise, jilt, betray, forswear, shuffle, live by one's wits, sail near the wind, disgrace oneself, dishonor oneself, demean oneself, derogate, stoop, grovel, sneak, lose caste, sell oneself, go over to the enemy, seal one's infamy.

Agitation

VB be agitated, shake, tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf, quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, tumble, stagger, bob, reel, sway, wag, waggle, wriggle, wriggle like an eel, dance, stumble, shamble, flounder, totter, flounce, flop, curvet, prance, cavort, squirm, throb, pulsate, beat, palpitate, go pitapat, flutter, flitter, flicker, bicker, bustle, ferment, effervesce, foam, boil, boil over, bubble up, simmer, toss about, jump about, jump like a parched pea, shake like an aspen leaf, shake to its center, shake to its foundations, be the sport of the winds and waves, reel to and fro like a drunken man, move from post to pillar and from pillar to post, drive from post to pillar and from pillar to post, keep between hawk and buzzard, agitate, shake, convulse, toss, tumble, bandy, wield, brandish, flap, flourish, whisk, jerk, hitch, jolt, jog, joggle, jostle, buffet, hustle, disturb, stir, shake up, churn, jounce, wallop, whip, vellicate.

Falsehood

VB be false, be a liar, speak falsely, tell a lie, lie, fib, lie like a trooper, swear false, forswear, perjure oneself, bear false witness, misstate, misquote, miscite, misreport, misrepresent, belie, falsify, pervert, distort, put a false construction upon (misinterpret), prevaricate, equivocate, quibble, palter, palter to the understanding, repondre en Normand, trim, shuffle, fence, mince the truth, beat about the bush, blow hot and cold, play fast and loose, garble, gloss over, disguise, give a color to, give a gloss, put a gloss, put false coloring upon, color, varnish, cook, dress up, embroider, varnish right and puzzle wrong, exaggerate, blague, invent, fabricate, trump up, get up, force, fake, hatch, concoct, romance, cry 'wolf!', dissemble, dissimulate, feign, assume, put on, pretend, make believe, play possum, play false, play a double game, coquet, act a part, play a part, affect, simulate, pass off for, counterfeit, sham, make a show of, malinger, say the grapes are sour, cant, play the hypocrite, sham Abraham, faire pattes de velours, put on the mask, clean the outside of the platter, lie like a conjuror, hand out false colors, hold out false colors, sail under false colors, commend the poisoned chalice to the lips, ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces, deceive.

Untruth

N untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper, jhuth, forgery, fabrication, invention, misstatement, misrepresentation, perversion, falsification, gloss, suggestio falsi, exaggeration, invention, fabrication, fiction, fable, nursery tale, romance, absurd story, untrue story, false story, trumped up story, trumped up statement, thing devised by the enemy, canard, shave, sell, hum, traveler's tale, Canterbury tale, cock and bull story, fairy tale, fake, claptrap, press agent's yarn, puff, puffery (exaggeration), myth, moonshine, bosh, all my eye and Betty Martin, mare's nest, farce, irony, half truth, white lie, pious fraud, mental reservation, pretense, pretext, false plea, subterfuge, evasion, shift, shuffle, make-believe, sham, profession, empty words, Judas kiss, disguise, untrue, false, phony, trumped up, void of foundation, without- foundation, fictive, far from the truth, false as dicer's oaths, unfounded, ben trovato, invented, fabulous, fabricated, forged, fictitious, factitious, supposititious, surreptitious, elusory, illusory, ironical, soi-disant, se non e vero e ben trovato, where none is meant that meets the ear.


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