From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshuffleshuf‧fle1 /ˈʃʌfəl/ ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk very slowly and noisily, without lifting your feet off the groundshuffle forward/over/back etc The official signaled to one of the waiters, who shuffled forward. With sore legs and aching chest, he shuffled over to the bathroom.► see thesaurus at walk2 → shuffle your feet3 [transitive]MOVE something OR somebody to move something such as papers into a different order or into different positions Jack sat nervously shuffling the papers around on his desk.shuffle through Frances shuffled through a pile of magazines.4 [intransitive, transitive]DGC to mix playing cards into a different order before playing a game with them Is it my turn to shuffle? Just shuffle the cards. → reshuffle→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusshuffle• Twelve feet high, cube in shape, not very smart or nimble, but it did shuffle along slowly.• I heard Bob shuffling around the kitchen in his slippers.• They shuffled forward in a dazed manner holding hands, their labels hanging round their necks.• She shuffled her pile of papers, then began to speak.• She shuffles out when she hears some one walking by.• People shuffle past, giving us a wide berth.• Bob Dole, or another Republican, end up shuffling toward the middle.• Supporting herself on Ali's arm, the old woman shuffled towards the door.• With wide, blank eyes he shuffled towards them.shuffle forward/over/back etc• I jab his fist, deflecting it as I shuffle back.• Imagine trying to shuffle back and forth between four maps on a breezy day.• I could shuffle forward and shuffle back.• Fifi shuffled over and stood behind her, eager to share in the bounty.• They shuffled forward in a dazed manner holding hands, their labels hanging round their necks.• He quickly shuffled forward on his knees to keep up.• He shuffled over towards the corner and collapsed on to a comfortable sofa.shuffle through• Mr. Murphy shuffled through some files in the drawer.shuffle the cards• Jennifer set up the Rummoli mat and divided up the colored poker chips while Bryan shuffled the cards.• Secret After the person has shuffled the cards, begin to explain what you are going to do.• After the tea he suggested that they play cards, already shuffling the cards he took from the sill.• I watched her shuffling the cards that night, and couldn't decide if she was beautiful or hideous.