Scuff Definition

skŭf
scuffed, scuffing, scuffs
verb
scuffed, scuffing, scuffs
To walk without lifting the feet; shuffle.
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To scrape (the ground, floor, etc.) with the feet.
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To wear a rough place or places on the surface of (a shoe, etc.)
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To become scraped or worn in patches on the surface.
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To move (the feet) with a dragging motion.
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noun
scuffs
A sound or act of scuffing.
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A worn or rough spot.
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A loosefitting house slipper, esp. one without a built-up heel or a counter.
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The definition of a scuff is a surface mark made by an object being rubbed or scraped.
A dirty mark on a wall where your shoes rubbed against the wall is an example of a scuff.
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The back part of the neck; the scruff.

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adjective
Caused by scraping, usually with one's feet.
Someone left scuff marks in the sand.
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Origin of Scuff

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Old Norse skūfa to push

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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