Definition for RUF'FLE

RUF'FLE, v.i.

  1. To grow rough or turbulent; as, the winds ruffle. – Shak.
  2. To play loosely; to flutter. On his right shoulder his thick mane reclin'd, / Ruffles at speed and dances in the wind. – Dryden.
  3. To be rough; to jar; to be in contention. They would ruffle with jurors. [Obs.] – Bacon.

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