Topic: CARDS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from shove


1 verb
1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to walk very slowly and noisily, without lifting your feet off the ground
shuffle 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.

shuffle your feet

to move your feet slightly, especially because you are bored or embarrassed:
Monica shuffled her feet nervously and stared at the floor.
3 [transitive] 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 and transitive]DGC to mix playing cards into a different order before playing a game with them:
Is it my turn to shuffle?

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