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To disorder or disarrange (someone's hair), typically by running one's hands through it
“These are your family men who ruffle their kids' hair and leave for office everyday in their neat clothes.”
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To annoy or irritate
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“It didn't ruffle him in the slightest; if anything, his smile broadened.”
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Disturb the smoothness or tranquillity of
“I was contemplating opening my window to see if there was a breeze to ruffle my curtains when I heard it.”
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To cause to feel alarm or fright
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To gather into wrinkles
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To hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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To move lightly like fluff
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To move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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To move like the undulating surface of a body of water
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Become upset, excited
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To cool (someone or something) by waving an object to create a current of air
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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An ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, especially around the wrist or neck
“My very favorite skirt has a subtle ruffle along the hem, it's not ultra-girly but it gives it a little something extra.”
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Something that causes irritation or frustration
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A fold or pleat
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An agitated or confused state
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An ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material
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A small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it
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A noisy disturbance or quarrel
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