"ruffling" in the verb sense
1. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
trouble or vex
"ruffle somebody's composure"
3. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
"He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
"This play is going to ruffle some people"
"She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
5. flick, ruffle, riffle
twitch or flutter
"the paper flicked"
6. shuffle, ruffle, mix
mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
"shuffle the cards"
7. ruffle, fluff
erect or fluff up
"the bird ruffled its feathers"
8. ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up
disturb the smoothness of
"ruffle the surface of the water"
9. ruffle, pleat
pleat or gather into a ruffle
"ruffle the curtain fabric"
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