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ruffle

verb  us   /ˈrʌf·əl/

ruffle verb (MAKE UPSET)

[I/T] to make someone upset or nervous or reduce someone’s confidence: [T] It ruffled her composure, and she did not know how to respond.

ruffle verb (MAKE UNEVEN)

[T] to make something that is smooth uneven: A sudden, strong breeze ruffled the women’s skirts in the stands.

ruffle

noun [C]  us   /ˈrʌf·əl/

ruffle noun [C] (FOLD)

a series of small folds made in a piece of cloth or sewn into it as decoration: lace ruffles
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