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  Words related to ruffle

Related / Similar Words: affray, disturbance, fray, choker, ruff, neck ruff, frill, flounce, furbelow, pleat, ruffle up, rumple, mess up, fluff, shuffle, mix, flick, riffle, swagger, prance, strut, sashay, cock, ripple, cockle, undulate

 

Definition:
  • a noisy fight;
  • a high tight collar;
  • a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim;
  • pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric";
  • disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water";
  • erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers";
  • mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards";
  • twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked";
  • trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody''s composure";
  • discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues";
  • to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house";
  • stir up (water) so as to form ripples;

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    See Also: fluff up, plump up, shake up

     

    Hyponyms: fraise, goffer, gauffer, jabot, peplum, reshuffle, riffle, cut

     

    Entailments: fold, fold up, turn up

     

    Derivational Morphology: choke, gag, fret, pleat, plait, plication, pleating, frill, flounce, furbelow, mix, mixture, commixture, admixture, intermixture, mixing, shuffler, shuffle, shuffling, make, strut, prance, swagger, prancer, swaggerer, ripple, rippling, riffle, wavelet

     

    Anagrams: ferule, fuller, Fuller, refuel, rueful

     

     
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