Definitions for "Ruffle"
Keywords:  pleat, plaits, rippled, frill, flange
To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.
That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.
To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.
To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.
To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
The connected series of large egg capsules, or oöthecæ, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Oötheca.
Keywords:  rooster, proud, lofty, hen, gait
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
Keywords:  vex, composure, somebody, trouble
trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
Keywords:  pawl, winch, serrated, weighing, barrel
The serrated iron ring fitted to the barrel of the anchor winch to which the pawl is appled to prevent the chain running out during breaks in weighing.
To throw into disorder or confusion.
To throw together in a disorderly manner.
Keywords:  drum, beat, loud, vibrating, roll
To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff.
Keywords:  noisy, fight
a noisy fight
Keywords:  collar, tight, high
a high tight collar
mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"