Ruffle



verb (used with object), ruffled, ruffling.
1.
to destroy the smoothness or evenness of:
The wind ruffled the sand.
2.
to erect (the feathers), as a bird in anger.
3.
to disturb, vex, or irritate:
to be ruffled by a perceived slight.
4.
to turn (the pages of a book) rapidly.
5.
to pass (cards) through the fingers rapidly in shuffling.
6.
to draw up (cloth, lace, etc.) into a ruffle by gathering along one edge.
verb (used without object), ruffled, ruffling.
7.
to be or become ruffled; undulate; flutter:
Flags ruffle in the wind.
8.
to be or become vexed or irritated.
9.
to put on airs; swagger.
noun
10.
a break in the smoothness or evenness of some surface; undulation.
11.
a strip of cloth, lace, etc., drawn up by gathering along one edge and used as a trimming on a dress, blouse, etc.
12.
some object resembling this, as the ruff of a bird.
13.
disturbance or vexation; annoyance; irritation:
It is impossible to live without some daily ruffles to our composure.
14.
a disturbed state of mind; perturbation.
noun
1.
a low, continuous beating of a drum.
verb (used with object), ruffled, ruffling.
2.
to beat (a drum) in this manner.
verb
1.
to make, be, or become irregular or rumpled: to ruffle a child’s hair, a breeze ruffling the water
2.
to annoy, irritate, or be annoyed or irritated
3.
(transitive) to make into a ruffle; pleat
4.
(of a bird) to erect (its feathers) in anger, display, etc
5.
(transitive) to flick (cards, pages, etc) rapidly with the fingers
noun
6.
an irregular or disturbed surface
7.
a strip of pleated material used for decoration or as a trim
8.
(zoology) another name for ruff1 (sense 2)
9.
annoyance or irritation
noun
1.
a low continuous drumbeat
verb
2.
(transitive) to beat (a drum) with a low repetitive beat
verb
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to behave riotously or arrogantly; swagger

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