Shuffle Shuf"fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shuffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shuffling}.] [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See {Shove}, and {Scuffle}.] 1. To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand. [1913 Webster]

2. To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack. [1913 Webster]

A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to midnight without tracing a new idea in his mind. --Rombler. [1913 Webster]

3. To remove or introduce by artificial confusion. [1913 Webster]

It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into the papers that were seizen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To shuffe off}, to push off; to rid one's self of.

{To shuffe up}, to throw together in hastel to make up or form in confusion or with fraudulent disorder; as, he shuffled up a peace. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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