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To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to compress into small folds or ridges
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Present participle for to pucker, contract, or press together
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Present participle for to hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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Present participle for to move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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Present participle for to make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling
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Present participle for to become excitedly upset or angry
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Present participle for to make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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The interruption of a settled and peaceful condition
“He then placed his open hand on the girl's head and began ruffling her hair as if she was his pet.”
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