Definitions of ruffle:
  • noun:   a high tight collar
  • noun:   a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  • noun:   a noisy fight
  • verb:   pleat or gather into a ruffle
    Example: "Ruffle the curtain fabric"
  • verb:   disturb the smoothness of
    Example: "Ruffle the surface of the water"
  • verb:   erect or fluff up
    Example: "The bird ruffled its feathers"
  • verb:   trouble or vex
    Example: "Ruffle somebody's composure"
  • verb:   discompose
    Example: "This play is going to ruffle some people"
  • verb:   stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  • verb:   mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
  • verb:   twitch or flutter
  • verb:   to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

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