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 for shuffle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuffle \Shuf"fle\, n.
     1. The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly,
        dragging motion.
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              The unguided agitation and rude shuffles of matter.
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     2. A trick; an artifice; an evasion.
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              The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and
              shuffles.                             --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuffle \Shuf"fle\, v. i.
     1. To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to
        shuffle and cut.
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     2. To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade
        questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
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              I myself, . . . hiding mine honor in my necessity,
              am fain to shuffle.                   --Shak.
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     3. To use arts or expedients; to make shift.
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              Your life, good master,
              Must shuffle for itself.              --Shak.
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     4. To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape
        the feet in walking or dancing.
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              The aged creature came
              Shuffling along with ivory-headed wand. --Keats.
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     Syn: To equivicate; prevaricate; quibble; cavil; shift;
          sophisticate; juggle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuffle \Shuf"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shuffled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Shuffling.] [Originally the same word as scuffle, and
     properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]
     1. To shove one way and the other; to push from one to
        another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
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     2. To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into
        disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of,
        as of the cards in a pack.
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              A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to
              midnight without tracing a new idea in his mind.
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     3. To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
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              It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into
              the papers that were seizen.          --Dryden.
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     To shuffe off, to push off; to rid one's self of.
     To shuffe up, to throw together in hastel to make up or
        form in confusion or with fraudulent disorder; as, he
        shuffled up a peace.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of mixing cards haphazardly [syn: shuffle,
           shuffling, make]
      2: walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your
         feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old" [syn:
         shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling]
      v 1: walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room";
           "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall" [syn:
           shuffle, scuffle, shamble]
      2: move about, move back and forth; "He shuffled his funds among
         different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the
      3: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the
         cards" [syn: shuffle, ruffle, mix]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  291 Moby Thesaurus words for "shuffle":
     admix, alloy, alternate, amalgamate, amble, andante,
     around the bush, back and fill, ball up, barge, beat about,
     befuddlement, beg the question, bemingle, bewilderment, bicker,
     blend, boggle, bollix up, bother, botheration, bowl along, bumble,
     bundle, cavil, chaos, choplogic, claudication, clog, cloud, clump,
     coalesce, combine, commingle, commix, compose, compound, concoct,
     confound, confuse, confusion, conglomerate, crawl, creep, dance,
     daze, dead march, disarrange, disarray, discombobulation,
     discomfiture, discompose, discomposure, disconcertion, dislocate,
     disorder, disorganization, disorganize, disorientation, disrupt,
     disturb, disturbance, dodge, dodging, dogtrot, drag, draggle,
     droop, ebb and flow, embarrassment, emulsify, equivocate,
     equivocation, evade, evade the issue, evasion, fence, fencing,
     flounce, flounder, fluctuate, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter,
     fog, foot, footpace, footslog, foul up, fox-trot, frenzy, fuddle,
     fuddlement, fumble, funeral march, fuse, gait, gallop, garble,
     go through phases, halt, hash, haze, hedge, hem and haw,
     hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, homogenize, hoof, hop, hum and haw,
     immingle, immix, integrate, interblend, interlace, interlard,
     intermingle, intermix, intersperse, intertwine, interweave,
     jesuitism, jog, jog trot, jolt, jumble, jump, jungle, knead,
     leisurely gait, limp, litter, lock step, lumber, lumbering pace,
     lunge, lurch, mash, maze, merge, mess, mess up, mince,
     mincing steps, mingle, mingle-mangle, mishmash, mist, mix, mix up,
     muck up, muddle, muddlement, mystify, niggle, nitpick, obscure,
     oscillate, pace, pad, paddle, palter, parry, parrying, peg,
     pendulate, perplexity, perturbation, pi, piaffe, piaffer,
     pick nits, play hob with, plod, pother, prance, prevaricate,
     prevarication, pucker, pussyfoot, quibble, quiddity, quillet, quip,
     quirk, quodlibet, rack, rearrange, riffle, ring the changes, roll,
     ruffle, rummage, sashay, saunter, scatter, scramble, scrape,
     scrape along, scraping, screw up, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, seesaw,
     shake, shamble, shift, shift about, shimmy, shovel, shuffling, shy,
     sidestep, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slipper, slither, slog,
     slouch, slow march, slow motion, slowness, slur, snafu, snarl up,
     split hairs, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stew, stir up, stomp,
     straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump,
     subterfuge, suppressio veri, swagger, sway, sweat, swing, swivet,
     syncretize, tap-dance, teeter, teeter-totter, tergiversate,
     tergiversation, throw together, tittup, tizzy, toddle,
     toss together, totter, traipse, tread, trick, trip, trot, trudge,
     tumble, turn, turn topsy-turvy, unsettlement, upset, vacillate,
     vary, velocity, waddle, waffle, walk, waltz, wamble, waver,
     wax and wane, weasel, weasel words, wiggle, wobble, work

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