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ruffle

verb  /ˈrʌf·əl/ us  

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]  /ˈrʌf·əl/ us  

ruffle noun [C] (FOLD)

a series of small folds made in a piece of cloth or sewn into it as decoration: lace ruffles
Translations of “ruffle”
in Spanish alborotar, despeinar, encrespar…
in French ébouriffer, hérisser…
in German kräuseln, sträuben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄亂, 弄皺, 使不平整…
in Russian ерошить…
in Turkish (saç) karıştırmak, bozmak, nazikçe dokunmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弄乱, 弄皱, 使不平整…
in Polish zmierzwić…
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