- 1. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate, flow, flux
- usage: stir up (water) so as to form ripples
- 2. ruffle, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
- usage: trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
- 3. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock, walk
- usage: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
- 4. ruffle, fluster
- usage: discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
- 5. flick, ruffle, riffle, move, displace
- usage: twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
- 6. shuffle, ruffle, mix, manipulate
- usage: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
- 7. ruffle, fluff, loosen
- usage: erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers"
- 8. ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up, disarrange
- usage: disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
- 9. ruffle, pleat, fold, fold up, turn up
- usage: pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
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- 1. rippled, ruffled, agitated (vs. unagitated)
- usage: shaken into waves or undulations as by wind; "the rippled surface of the pond"; "with ruffled flags flying"
- 2. frilled, frilly, ruffled, adorned (vs. unadorned), decorated
- usage: having decorative ruffles or frills
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