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Shuffle

shuffle
1. To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.
2. To change one’s position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate. I muself, . . . Hiding mine honor in my necessity, am fain to shuffle. (Shak)
3. To use arts or expedients; to make shift. Your life, good master, Must shuffle for itself. (Shak)
4. To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing. The aged creature came Shuffling along with ivory-headed wand. (Keats)
Synonym: To equivicate, prevaricate, quibble, cavil, shift, siphisticate, juggle.