- 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[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[transitive, intransitive] shuffle (something) to mix cards up in a pack / deck of playing cards before playing a game Shuffle the cards and deal out seven to each player. Wordfinderace, card, cut, deal, gambling, hand, jack, shuffle, suit, trump See related entries: Card games
- 4[transitive] shuffle something to move paper or things into different positions or a different order I shuffled the documents on my desk. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps from Low German schuffeln
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌfl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌfl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shuffle
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌfl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌfl//he / she / it shuffles
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌflz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌflz//past simple shuffled
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌfld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌfld//past participle shuffled
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌfld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌfld//-ing form shuffling
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌflɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌflɪŋ//Card games