Synonyms for shuffle

Grammar : Verb
Spell : shuhf-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʃʌf əl

Top 10 synonyms for shuffle Other synonyms for the word shuffle

Définition of shuffle

Origin :
  • 1530s, put together hastily," probably from Middle English shovelen "to move with dragging feet," itself probably a frequentative form of shoven (see shove (v.)). Or perhaps from Low German schuffeln "to walk clumsily, deal dishonestly."
  • Of playing cards, first recorded 1560s. Meaning "walk slowly without lifting the feet" is from 1570s. Meaning "push along gradually" is from 1560s. Meaning "move from one place to another" is from 1690s. Meaning "do a shuffle dance" is from 1818. Related: Shuffled; shuffling. Shuffle off "get rid of, dispose of" is from Shakespeare (1601).
  • verb move along lazily
  • verb rearrange, mix up
Example sentences :
  • And forthwith, as one who may not be resisted, he swept up the cards and began to shuffle.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Whatever explanation of our sufferings and failures there may be we must not shuffle them off on God.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The cornet and bass-viol had put in an appearance, but the pianist had been lost in the shuffle.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • Well, if this particular deal had failed, he must shuffle the cards and deal again.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • I am afraid in these last days that it may be lost in the shuffle.
  • Extract from : « Latin America and the United States » by Elihu Root
  • Ralph would rather have heard him whimper and shuffle as he had done before.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • I made sure he was going to dun, and that I should have to shuffle.
  • Extract from : « The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 » by Various
  • A shuffle of feet brought his gaze up to the port-lock entrance.
  • Extract from : « The Affair of the Brains » by Anthony Gilmore
  • When he noticed me looking at him he started to shuffle again athwart the saloon.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad

Antonyms for shuffle

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