ruffle hair


ruffle hair
dishevel hair, mess up hair

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • hair — W1S1 [heə US her] n [: Old English; Origin: hAr] 1.) [U] the mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head ▪ She put on her lipstick and brushed her hair . ▪ I must get my hair cut it s getting very long. ▪ You ve had your hair done… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ruffle — I UK [ˈrʌf(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms ruffle : present tense I/you/we/they ruffle he/she/it ruffles present participle ruffling past tense ruffled past participle ruffled 1) to move something so that it is no longer smooth or even Don …   English dictionary

  • ruffle — ruf|fle1 [ rʌfl ] verb transitive 1. ) to move something so that it is no longer smooth or even: Don t ruffle the tablecloth I just ironed it. a ) to touch someone s hair in a friendly way: She kissed him on the forehead and ruffled his hair. b ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ruffle — [[t]rʌ̱f(ə)l[/t]] ruffles, ruffling, ruffled 1) VERB If you ruffle someone s hair, you move your hand backwards and forwards through it as a way of showing your affection towards them. [V n] Don t let that get you down, he said ruffling Ben s… …   English dictionary

  • ruffle — {{11}}ruffle (n.) ornamental frill, 1707, from RUFFLE (Cf. ruffle) (v.). {{12}}ruffle (v.) c.1300, to disturb the smoothness of, perhaps from O.N. hrufla to scratch, or Low Ger. ruffelen to wrinkle, curl, both of unknown origin. Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hair — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ auburn, black, blond, brown, chestnut, dark, fair, ginger (BrE), golden, grey/gray, grizzled …   Collocations dictionary

  • ruffle — ruf|fle1 [ˈrʌfəl] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps copying the action] 1.) also ruffle sth<=>up to make a smooth surface uneven ▪ He ruffled her hair affectionately. ▪ A light wind ruffled the water. 2.) to offend or upset someone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ruffle — verb Ruffle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑breeze Ruffle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑composure, ↑curl, ↑feather, ↑hair …   Collocations dictionary

  • ruffle — 1. verb 1) he ruffled her hair Syn: disarrange, tousle, dishevel, rumple, disorder, mess up, tangle; informal muss up Ant: smooth 2) the wind ruffled the water Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ruffle — verb 1) he ruffled her hair Syn: disarrange, tousle, dishevel, rumple, mess up; N.Amer.; informal muss up 2) don t let him ruffle you Syn: disconcert, unnerve, fluster …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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