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Topic: CARDS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from shove

shuffle

1 verb
     
shuf‧fle1
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.
2

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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