Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun riffle

2 senses of riffle

Sense 1
ripple, rippling, riffle, wavelet -- (a small wave on the surface of a liquid)
       => wave, moving ridge -- (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))

Sense 2
riffle -- (shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners)
       => shuffle, shuffling, make -- (the act of mixing cards haphazardly)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb riffle

4 senses of riffle

Sense 1
flick, ruffle, riffle -- (twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff -- (look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume")
       => peruse -- (examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure")

Sense 3
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate -- (stir up (water) so as to form ripples)
       => flow, flux -- (move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium")

Sense 4
riffle -- (shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix)
       => shuffle, ruffle, mix -- (mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards")

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