riffle

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: riffle

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shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
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a small wave on the surface of a liquid
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
3
v
look through a book or other written material
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twitch or flutter
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: riffle
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n shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners

Type of:
make, shuffle, shuffling
the act of mixing cards haphazardly

v shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix

Type of:
mix, ruffle, shuffle
mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
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n a small wave on the surface of a liquid

Synonyms:
ripple, rippling, wavelet
Type of:
moving ridge, wave
one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

v stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Synonyms:
cockle, ripple, ruffle, undulate
Type of:
flow, flux
move or progress freely as if in a stream
3

v look through a book or other written material

Synonyms:
flick, flip, leaf, riff, thumb
Type of:
peruse
examine or consider with attention and in detail
4

v twitch or flutter

Synonyms:
flick, ruffle
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
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