v. t.1.To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
[imp. & p. p. Ruffled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ruffling .]
2.To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.
3.To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.
4.To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
[the swan] ruffles her pure cold plume.
- Tennyson.
5.(Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
6.To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.
These ruffle the tranquillity of the mind.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
7.To throw into disorder or confusion.
8.To throw together in a disorderly manner.
To ruffle the feathers of
to exite the resentment of; to irritate.
v. i.1.To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
2.To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
3.To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
They would ruffle with jurors.
- Bacon.
n.1.That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.
2.A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle.
3.(Mil.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; - called also ruff.
4.(Zool.) The connected series of large egg capsules, or oöthecæ, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Oötheca.
Ruffle of a boot
the top turned down, and scalloped or plaited.
- Halliwell.
Noun1.Ruffleruffle - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
Synonyms: flounce, frill, furbelow
2.Ruffleruffle - a high tight collar
Synonyms: neck ruff, ruff, choker
3.ruffle - a noisy fight
Synonyms: fray, affray, disturbance
Verb1.ruffle - stir up (water) so as to form ripples
2.ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
3.ruffle - to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
4.ruffle - discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
5.ruffle - twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
Synonyms: riffle, flick
6.ruffle - mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
Synonyms: shuffle, mix
7.ruffle - erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers"
Synonyms: fluff
8.ruffle - disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
9.ruffle - pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
Synonyms: pleat
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Translate Ruffle to German, Translate Ruffle to French
ruffed grouse
ruffed lemur
ruffed maucaco
-- Ruffle --
Ruffle of a boot
ruffle up
Rufous rubber cup
rug beater
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