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  Definition of ruffle
  1. a noisy fight
  2. a high tight collar
  3. a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  4. pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
  5. disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
  6. erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers"
  7. mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
  8. twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
  9. trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody''s composure"
  10. discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
  11. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
  12. stir up (water) so as to form ripples
Similar Words: affray, disturbance, fray, choker, ruff, neck ruff, frill, flounce, furbelow, pleat, ruffle up, rumple, mess up, fluff, shuffle, mix, flick, riffle, swagger, prance, strut, sashay, cock, ripple, cockle, undulate

 

See Also: fluff up, plump up, shake up

 

Hyponyms: fraise, goffer, gauffer, jabot, peplum, reshuffle, riffle, cut

 

Entailments: fold, fold up, turn up

 

Derivational Morphology: choke, gag, fret, pleat, plait, plication, pleating, frill, flounce, furbelow, mix, mixture, commixture, admixture, intermixture, mixing, shuffler, shuffle, shuffling, make, strut, prance, swagger, prancer, swaggerer, ripple, rippling, riffle, wavelet

 

Anagrams: ferule, fuller, Fuller, refuel, rueful

 

 
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