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shuffle

verb  /ˈʃʌf·əl/ us  

shuffle verb (WALK)

[I/T] to walk by sliding your feet, rather than lifting them as you step: [I always + adv/prep] Grandfather shuffled into the kitchen, leaning on his cane.shuffle your feet If you shuffle your feet, you move your feet slightly because you are uncomfortable or embarrassed: [T] When I asked where he’d been, he just stared at the ground and shuffled his feet.

shuffle verb (MOVE AROUND)

[T] to move things to different positions or into a different order: She shuffled papers on her desk as she waited for the phone to ring. The software lets you shuffle all of your songs or albums with a single click.

shuffle

noun  /ˈʃʌf·əl/ us  

shuffle noun (WALK)

[U] the act of walking by sliding your feet: the shuffle of shoes on city sidewalks

shuffle noun (MOVEMENT)

[C] the act of moving things to different positions or into a different order: She gave her papers a quick shuffle. [C] A shuffle is also a change in people or their positions in an organization: The top-level shuffle brought Groncki into the White House.
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