Meaning of “shuffle” in the English Dictionary

"shuffle" in British English

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shuffleverb

uk /ˈʃʌf.əl/ us /ˈʃʌf.əl/

shuffle verb (WALK)

[ I + adv/prep, T ] to walk by pulling your feet slowly along the ground rather than lifting them:

I love shuffling through the fallen leaves.
He shuffled into the kitchen, leaning on his walking stick.
Don't shuffle your feet like that! Walk normally.

[ I usually + adv/prep, T ] to move your feet or bottom around, while staying in the same place, especially because you are uncomfortable, nervous, or embarrassed:

The woman in front of me kept shuffling around in her seat all the way through the performance.
When I asked him where he'd been, he just looked at the ground and shuffled his feet.

shuffle verb (MOVE AROUND)

[ T ] to move similar things from one position or place to another, often to give an appearance of activity when nothing useful is being done:

She shuffled her papers nervously on her desk.
Many prisoners have to be shuffled around police stations because of prison overcrowding.

shufflenoun

uk /ˈʃʌf.əl/ us /ˈʃʌf.əl/

shuffle noun (MOVE AROUND)

[ C ] the act of moving things around from one position to another:

She gave her papers a quick shuffle.

[ C ] mainly US UK usually reshuffle an occasion when the positions of people or things within a particular group are changed :

We expect a Cabinet shuffle in the summer.

shuffle noun (MUSIC)

[ U ] a feature of an MP3 player, mobile phone, etc. that plays songs in a random order:

I put my iPod on shuffle and drove home.
a shuffle mode/function

(Definition of “shuffle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shuffle" in American English

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shuffleverb

us /ˈʃʌf·əl/

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.

shufflenoun

us /ˈʃʌf·əl/

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.

(Definition of “shuffle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)