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verb shuffle pronunciation in British English /ˈʃʌf(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshuffle
he/she/itshuffles
present participleshuffling
past tenseshuffled
past participleshuffled
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to walk slowly and noisily without lifting your feet
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to keep moving your feet because you are nervous, embarrassed, or bored
  2. 2
    [transitive] to change the order of papers or other things in a group
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to put cards into a different order in the pack before you deal them to players at the beginning of a game

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shuffler

noun [countable]
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pluralshufflers

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