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Overview of noun ruffle

The noun ruffle has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow

(a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim)

2. choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff

(a high tight collar)

3. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle

(a noisy fight)

Overview of verb ruffle

The verb ruffle has 9 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate

(stir up (water) so as to form ripples)

2. (1) ruffle

(trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure")

3. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock

(to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house")

4. ruffle

(discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues")

5. flick, ruffle, riffle

(twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked")

6. shuffle, ruffle, mix

(mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards")

7. ruffle, fluff

(erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers")

8. ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up

(disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water")

9. ruffle, pleat

(pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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