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Definition of shuffle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shuffle

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌfl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌfl//
     
    [usually singular] Card games
     
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  1. 1a slow walk in which you take small steps and do not lift your feet completely off the ground The old man walked with a shuffle. There was a shuffle of feet as the room emptied.
  2. 2the act of mixing cards before a card game Give the cards a good shuffle. See related entries: Card games
  3. 3 a type of dancing in which you take small steps and do not lift your feet completely off the ground
  4. 4= reshuffle
  5. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps from Low German schuffeln ‘walk clumsily’, also ‘deal dishonestly, shuffle (cards)’, of Germanic origin; related to shove and scuffle.Idioms
    lose somebody/something in the shuffle
     
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    [usually passive] (North American English) to not notice somebody/something or pay attention to somebody/something because of a confusing situation Middle children tend to get lost in the shuffle.
    (of pieces of music stored on a music player, such as an MP3 player) not in any special order I put the iPod on shuffle and hit play. The song came up on shuffle. You can put your whole music collection on shuffle.
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