Definition of "shuffle" []

  • To slide (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking. (verb-transitive)
  • To move (something) from one place to another; transfer or shift. (verb-transitive)
  • To put aside or under cover quickly; shunt: shuffled the bill under a pile of junk mail. (verb-transitive)
  • To mix together; jumble. (verb-transitive)
  • To mix together (playing cards or tiles, for example) so as to make a random order of arrangement. (verb-transitive)
  • To walk or move (the feet) with a slow dragging motion (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To change the position of (something), esp quickly or in order to deceive others (verb)
  • To mix together in a careless manner (verb)
  • To mix up (cards in a pack) to change their order (verb)
  • To behave in an awkward, evasive, or underhand manner; equivocate (verb)
  • To move or cause to move clumsily (verb)
  • To dance the shuffle (verb)
  • The act or an instance of shuffling (noun)
  • A dance or dance step with short dragging movements of the feet (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "shuffle" in a sentence
  • "Also lost in the shuffle is the bad foul by the Mavs player."
  • "In addition to getting lost in the Triple-A title shuffle, college basketball games also feel the pressure of their NBA rivals, which have traditionally been released in the October time frame."
  • "I drove along the same route only this time I past the larger intersection at T. C. Jester where I know Lucy hardly ever comes to a complete stop; doing what I call a shuffle as opposed to a legal complete stop."