ruffle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleruffling
past tenseruffled
past participleruffled
  1. 1
    to move something so that it is no longer smooth or even

    Don’t ruffle the tablecloth – I just ironed it.

    1. a.
      to move someone’s hair in a friendly way

      She kissed him on the forehead and ruffled his hair.

    2. b.
      used about birds
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    3. c.
      used about the wind
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  2. 2
    to make someone feel upset

    Don’t let him ruffle you.