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Definition 1: shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners - [noun denoting act]

(riffle is a kind of ...) the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Definition 2: a small wave on the surface of a liquid - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for riffle in the sense of this definition

(riffle is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 3: shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix - [verb of contact]

(riffle is a kind of ...) mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

"shuffle the cards"

(riffle belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 4: twitch or flutter - [verb of contact]

Samples where riffle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the paper flicked

Synonyms for riffle in the sense of this definition

(riffle is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 5: stir up (water) so as to form ripples - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for riffle in the sense of this definition

(riffle is a kind of ...) move or progress freely as if in a stream

"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

(riffle implies ...) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

"fold up the newspaper" "turn up your collar"

Definition 6: look through a book or other written material - [verb of perception]

Samples where riffle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He thumbed through the report
  • She leafed through the volume

Synonyms for riffle in the sense of this definition

(riffle is a kind of ...) examine or consider with attention and in detail

"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

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