verb [no object]
turn over something, especially the pages of a book, quickly and casually:he riffled through the pages [with object]:she opened a book with her thumbnail and riffled the pages
) search quickly through (something), especially so as to cause disorder:she riffled through her leather handbag
[with object] disturb the surface of; ruffle:there was a slight breeze that riffled her hair [with object] shuffle (playing cards) by flicking up and releasing the corners or sides of two piles of cards so that they intermingle and may be slid together to form a single pile.
1 [usually in singular] a quick or casual leaf or search through something. the rustle of paper being leafed through. a shuffle performed by riffling playing cards.
chiefly North American a rocky or shallow part of a stream or river with rough water.
a patch of waves or ripples.