, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruffed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ruffing.] 1. To ruffle; to disorder. Spenser.
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2. (Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
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3. (Hawking) To hit, as the prey, without fixing it.
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4. (Card Playing) To play a trump card at bridge; as, he ruffed his partner's ace.





} (?), n. [OE. ruffe.] (Zol.) A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris); -- called also pope, blacktail, and stone perch, or striped perch.
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