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English noun: riffle

1. riffle (event) a small wave on the surface of a liquid


Synonymsripple, rippling, wavelet


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

2. riffle (act) shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners


Broader (hypernym)make, shuffle, shuffling


English verb: riffle

1. riffle (contact) twitch or flutter


SamplesThe paper flicked.


Synonymsflick, ruffle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

2. riffle (perception) look through a book or other written material


SamplesHe thumbed through the report.
She leafed through the volume.


ExamplesThe customs agents riffle the bags for drugs


Synonymsflick, flip, leaf, riff, thumb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)peruse

3. riffle (motion) stir up (water) so as to form ripples


Synonymscockle, ripple, ruffle, undulate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flow, flux


Entailfold, fold up, turn up

4. riffle (contact) shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mix, ruffle, shuffle


Domain categorycard game, cards









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