Definition for SHUF'FLE

SHUF'FLE, v.i.

  1. To change the relative position of earl in a pack by little shoves; as, to shuffle and cut.
  2. To change the position; to shift ground; to prevaricate; to evade fair questions; to practice shifts to elude detection. Hiding my honor in my necessity, I am fain to shuffle. – Shak.
  3. To struggle; to shift. Your life, good master, / Must shuffle for itself. – Shak.
  4. To move with an irregular gait; as, a shuffling nag.
  5. To shove the feet; to scrape the floor in dancing. [Vulgar.] – Shak.

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