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- (v. t.) To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
- (v. t.) To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.
- (v. t.) To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.
- (v. t.) To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
- (v. t.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
- (v. t.) To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.
- (v. t.) To throw into disorder or confusion.
- (v. t.) To throw together in a disorderly manner.
- (v. i.) To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
- (v. i.) To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
- (v. i.) To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
- (v. t. & i.) That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.
- (v. t. & i.) A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle.
- (v. t. & i.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff.
- (v. t. & i.) The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca.