to walk without lifting the feet or with clumsy steps and a shambling gait.
to scrape the feet over the floor in dancing.
to move clumsily (usually followed by into): to shuffle into one's clothes.
to act underhandedly or evasively with respect to a stated situation (often followed by in, into, or out of): to shuffle out of one's responsibilities.
to intermix so as to change the relative positions of cards in a pack.
to move (one's feet) along the ground or floor without lifting them.
to perform (a dance) with such movements.
to move (an object or objects) this way and that.
to put, thrust, or bring trickily, evasively, or haphazardly (usually followed by in, into, out, etc.): to shuffle one's way into favor.
to mix (cards in a pack) so as to change the relative positions.
to jumble together, mix, or interchange the positions of (objects).
a scraping movement; dragging gait.
an evasive trick; evasion.
an act or instance of shuffling.
a shuffling of cards in a pack.
the right or turn to shuffle preparatory to dealing: You win the shuffle.
a dance in which the feet are shuffled along the floor.
to thrust aside; get rid of.
to move away by, or as if by, shuffling: They shuffled off to school with little enthusiasm.
- re·shuf·fle, verb re·shuf·fled, re·shuf·fling, noun
- un·shuf·fled, adjective
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How to use shuffle in a sentence
Third, even if Netflix were to officially add a linear channel to its global service, that channel could end up being little more than a dressed-up shuffle button spinning through Netflix’s library of shows and movies.TV networks cut costs to confront shrinking profits amid streaming shift | Tim Peterson | November 11, 2020 | Digiday
Count Industry Dive among the winners of B2B media’s coronavirus shuffle.‘Help us solve goals that we can’t solve in person’: How Industry Dive soared revenue as B2B budgets migrated to digital | Max Willens | November 10, 2020 | Digiday
Put simply, they didn’t have to go through the shuffle of standing up a digital storefront or digitizing a customer touchpoint practically overnight.Four must-haves for business resilience in a time of crisis | Jason Sparapani | September 23, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In 2018, the delightful “Stan and Ollie” unfortunately got lost in the holiday release shuffle and did not get the box office or the reviews it deserved.
Not only do overly long emails annoy bloggers but your intended message will get lost in the shuffle.Nine mistakes to avoid when contacting websites for backlinks | Raj Dosanjh | July 29, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Obama has latched on to the failure of the embargo to topple the Castros as justification to shuffle the deck.
These formations streamed from Rwanda with the same hopeless shuffle as they did from Bosnia and now as they do from Syria.
Near the door thousands of stilettos slide and shuffle on black ice, somehow always keeping their immaculate balance.
Suddenly the crowd parted, making way for a man who walked toward us in a bent over shuffle.
He instead had to work for it, fake it, steal it, copy it, shuffle and fight.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters | Alex Belth | August 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Surely nothing can be more ungraceful than to see a lady shuffle and run across a street.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
There 'light, and played at shuffle-board, eat cream and good churies; and so with good refreshment home.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
He call me by my name, an' den it come over me dat we done got mix' up in de shuffle an' dat I wuz shootin' at you.A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
There was a shuffle of feet all round, and a general rush of anxious mothers into the rick to fetch out their young.The Animal Story Book | Various
The man at the entrance ties on these enormous things and we shuffle along in them as best we can.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
British Dictionary definitions for shuffle
to walk or move (the feet) with a slow dragging motion
to change the position of (something), esp quickly or in order to deceive others
(tr) to mix together in a careless manner: he shuffled the papers nervously
to mix up (cards in a pack) to change their order
(intr) to behave in an awkward, evasive, or underhand manner; equivocate
(when intr, often foll by into or out of) to move or cause to move clumsily: he shuffled out of the door
(intr) to dance the shuffle
the act or an instance of shuffling
a dance or dance step with short dragging movements of the feet
- shuffler, noun
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