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Definition 1: a noisy fight - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition 2: a high tight collar - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

(... is a kind of ruffle ) a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century

Definition 3: a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

(... is a kind of ruffle ) an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats

(... is a kind of ruffle ) a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt

(... is a kind of ruffle ) a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress or jacket or blouse

Definition 4: pleat or gather into a ruffle - [verb of contact]

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

  • ruffle the curtain fabric

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

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

Definition 5: erect or fluff up - [verb of contact]

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

  • the bird ruffled its feathers

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) make less dense

"loosen the soil"

Definition 6: disturb the smoothness of - [verb of contact]

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

  • ruffle the surface of the water

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) destroy the arrangement or order of

"My son disarranged the papers on my desk"

Definition 7: twitch or flutter - [verb of contact]

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

  • the paper flicked

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle 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 8: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement - [verb of contact]

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

  • shuffle the cards

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

(... is a kind of ruffle ) shuffle again

"So as to prevent cheating, he was asked to reshuffle the cards"

(... is a kind of ruffle ) shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix

(... is a kind of ruffle ) divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult

"Wayne cut" "She cut the deck for a long time"

Definition 9: trouble or vex - [verb of emotion]

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

  • ruffle somebody's composure

(ruffle is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Definition 10: discompose - [verb of emotion]

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

  • This play is going to ruffle some people
  • She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues

(ruffle is a kind of ...) cause to be nervous or upset

Definition 11: stir up (water) so as to form ripples - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

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

"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

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

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

Definition 12: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others - [verb of motion]

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

  • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

Synonyms for ruffle in the sense of this definition

(ruffle is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

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