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Re: What does it mean to shuffle your feet?

Posted by Bob on March 27, 2005

In Reply to: What does it mean to shuffle your feet? posted by Nick on March 27, 2005

: Can some one tell me what it means when someone shuffles their feet?
shuf·fle v. tr.
To slide (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking.

To move (something) from one place to another; transfer or shift.

To put aside or under cover quickly; shunt: shuffled the bill under a pile of junk mail.

To mix together; jumble.

To mix together (playing cards or tiles, for example) so as to make a random order of arrangement.

v. intr.
To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet: The crowd shuffled out of the theater.

To dance casually with sliding and tapping steps.

To move about from place to place; shift: shuffled around looking for work.

To act in a shifty or deceitful manner; equivocate.

Games. To mix playing cards, tiles, or dominoes together so as to make their order random.

A short sliding step or movement, or a walk characterized by such steps.

A dance in which the feet slide along or move close to the floor.

An evasive or deceitful action; an equivocation.

A confused mixture; a jumble.

An act of shuffling cards, dominoes, or tiles.

A player's right or turn to do this.