Scuff meaning

skŭf
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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Scuff is to brush your shoe against a surface, marking either the shoe or the surface, or to walk without lifting the feet.

If your shoes are not going to become marked when you walk in them, this is an example of a time when your shoes won't scuff.

If you brush your shoe against the wall and it marks the wall, this is an example of a time when your shoe scuffs the wall.

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To scrape the feet while walking; shuffle.
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To scrape with the feet.
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To shuffle or shift (the feet), as in embarrassment.
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To scrape and roughen the surface of.
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The act or sound of scraping especially with the feet.
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A worn or rough spot resulting from scraping.
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A flat backless house slipper.
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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 move (the feet) with a dragging motion.
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To walk without lifting the feet; shuffle.
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To become scraped or worn in patches on the surface.
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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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To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
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To scrape the feet while walking.
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To hit lightly, to brush against.
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The back part of the neck; the scruff.

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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