2 shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
2 look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume" [syn: flick, flip, thumb, leaf, riff]
4 shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
Etymologyriffeln; rifeln - to groove
- Rhymes: -ɪfəl
A riffle (also known as a swift) is a shallow stretch of a river or stream, where the current is above the average stream velocity and where the water forms small rippled waves as a result. It often consists of a rocky bed of gravels or other small stones. This portion of a stream is often an important habitat for small aquatic invertebrates and juvenile fishes.
riffle in Polish: bystrze
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