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To make a ruffle or curl in
“A nurse came in and began to ruffle the sheets at the foot of the bed, indicating my visiting time was over.”
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To disorder or disarrange the order or neatness of
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“All was blissful and peaceful till Uzziah decided to ruffle the order of his kingdom.”
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To physically agitate or stir up
“Use your hands to lift, squeeze together, and ruffle the mixture through your fingers a few times to encourage some slightly larger clumps to form amongst the biscuity rubble.”
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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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To intimidate or cause fear in
“Yes, I'm leaving. No need to ruffle or scare me, filthy bird. I know your wings and their whiplash, your death's rattle.”
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To compress into small folds or ridges
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To pucker, contract, or press together
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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 or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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To make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling
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To become excitedly upset or angry
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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Plural for an ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment
“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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Plural for a person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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Plural for a crease, wrinkle or pucker, as on fabric
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Plural for an ornamental or decorative border, typically used to edge clothing or material
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Plural for an agitated or confused state
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Plural for a noisy disturbance or commotion
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