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Definition of shuffle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shuffle
    he / she / it shuffles
    past simple shuffled
    -ing form shuffling
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk slowly without lifting your feet completely off the ground He shuffled across the room to the window. The line shuffled forward a little.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] shuffle (something) to move from one foot to another; to move your feet in an awkward or embarrassed way Jenny shuffled her feet and blushed with shame.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] shuffle (something) to mix cards up in a deck of playing cards before playing a game Shuffle the cards and deal out seven to each player.
  4. 4[transitive] shuffle something to move paper or things into different positions or a different order I shuffled the documents on my desk.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shuffle