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ruffle

verb uk   /ˈrʌf.l̩/ us  
[T] to touch or move something smooth so that it is not even: She affectionately ruffled his hair with her hand as she passed. The birds ruffled their feathers (up) in alarm. [T often passive] to annoy or upset someone, or to make someone very nervous: He's easily ruffled by criticism.

ruffle

noun [C] uk   /ˈrʌf.l̩/ us  
a series of small folds made in a piece of cloth or sewn onto it, as decoration
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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