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rif·fle / ˈrifəl/ • v. [intr.] turn over something, esp. the pages of a book, quickly and casually: he riffled through the pages | [tr.] she opened a book with her thumbnail and riffled the pages. ∎  (riffle through) search quickly through (something), esp. so as to cause disorder: she riffled through her leather handbag. ∎  [tr.] disturb the surface of; ruffle: there was a slight breeze that riffled her hair. ∎  [tr.] shuffle (playing cards) by flicking up and releasing the corners or sides of two piles of cards so that they intermingle and may be slid together to form a single pile. • n. 1. [usu. in sing.] a quick or casual leaf or search through something. ∎  the rustle of paper being leafed through in such a way. ∎  a shuffle performed by riffling playing cards. 2. a rocky or shallow part of a stream or river with rough water. ∎  a patch of waves or ripples.

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riffle See POOL-AND-RIFFLE.

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riffle See pool-and-riffle.

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