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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?
From dictionary.com:
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.

n.
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.

Games.
An act of shuffling cards, dominoes, or tiles.

A player's right or turn to do this.