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  1. [noun] a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    Synonyms: frill, flounce, furbelow

  2. [noun] a high tight collar
    Synonyms: choker, ruff, neck ruff

  3. [noun] a noisy fight
    Synonyms: affray, disturbance, fray

  4. [verb] stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    Synonyms: ripple, riffle, cockle, undulate

  5. [verb] trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"

  6. [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"
    Synonyms: swagger, prance, strut, sashay, cock

  7. [verb] discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"

  8. [verb] twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
    Synonyms: flick, riffle

  9. [verb] mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
    Synonyms: shuffle, mix

  10. [verb] erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers"
    Synonyms: fluff

  11. [verb] disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
    Synonyms: up, rumple, mess up

  12. [verb] pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
    Synonyms: pleat


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