Scuffle meaning

skŭfəl
Scuffle is defined as to struggle or fight in a hurried or confused way.

An example of scuffle is to have a quick fight with arms and legs going in many directions during the fight.

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The definition of a scuffle is a struggle or fight, often done quickly or in a confused way.

An example of a scuffle is a minor schoolyard fight.

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To drag the feet; shuffle.
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To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
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To shuffle.
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A rough disorderly struggle at close quarters.
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A hoe that is designed to work soil by being pushed and pulled.
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To struggle or fight in rough confusion.
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To move in a confused hurry or bustle.
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(informal) To try hard but with little or no success; specif., to struggle to survive.
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A rough, confused fight; close, haphazard struggle.
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The act or sound of feet shuffling.
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A rough disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters.
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A Dutch hoe, manipulated by both pushing and pulling.
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(archaic) A child's pinafore or bib.
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(intransitive) To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
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(intransitive) To walk with a shuffling gait.
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(slang) To make a living with difficulty, getting by on a low income, to struggle financially.
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Origin of scuffle

  • Dutch schoffel hoe for weeding from Middle Dutch hoe, shovel

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

  • Probably frequentative of scuff

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

  • Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff (“a push") and skuffa (“to push"), from the Germanic base *skuf- (skuÆ€).

    From Wiktionary