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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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