Shuffle

Definition of Shuffle

Shuf´fle
v. t.1.To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
[imp. & p. p. Shuffled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shuffling .]
2.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.
3.To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
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.
v. i.1.To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.
2.To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
I myself, . . . hiding mine honor in my necessity, am fain to shuffle.
- Shak.
3.To use arts or expedients; to make shift.
Your life, good master,
Must shuffle for itself.
- Shak.
4.To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.
n.1.The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion.
2.A trick; an artifice; an evasion.

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