Dictionary Results for ruffle


1. ruffle - noun

· a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

Synonym(s): frill, flounce, furbelow

Hypernym(s): adornment




2. ruffle - noun

· a high tight collar

Synonym(s): choker, ruff, neck_ruff

Hypernym(s): collar, neckband




3. ruffle - noun

· a noisy fight

Synonym(s): affray, disturbance, fray

Hypernym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap




4. ruffle - verb

· stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Synonym(s): ripple, riffle, cockle, undulate

Hypernym(s): flow, flux




5. ruffle - verb

· trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"

Hypernym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil




6. ruffle - verb

· to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"

Synonym(s): tittup, swagger, prance, strut, sashay, cock

Hypernym(s): walk




7. ruffle - verb

· discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"

Hypernym(s): fluster




8. ruffle - verb

· twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"

Synonym(s): flick, riffle

Hypernym(s): move, displace




9. ruffle - verb

· mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"

Synonym(s): shuffle, mix

Hypernym(s): manipulate




10. ruffle - verb

· erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers"

Synonym(s): fluff

Hypernym(s): loosen




11. ruffle - verb

· disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"

Synonym(s): ruffle_up, rumple, mess_up

Hypernym(s): disarrange




12. ruffle - verb

· pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"

Synonym(s): pleat

Hypernym(s): fold, fold_up, turn_up





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