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1scuff

verb \ˈskəf\

: to make a mark or scratch in the surface of (something) by scraping it

: to walk without lifting your feet : to drag your feet while you walk

Full Definition of SCUFF

intransitive verb
1
a :  to walk without lifting the feet :  shuffle
b :  to poke or shuffle a foot in exploration or embarrassment
2
:  to become scratched, chipped, or roughened by wear <a countertop that won't scuff>
transitive verb
1
:  3cuff
2
a :  to scrape (the feet) along a surface while walking or back and forth while standing
b :  to poke at with the toe
3
:  to scratch, gouge, or wear away the surface of <scuffed my shoes>
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Examples of SCUFF

  1. She scuffed down the hall towards her room.
  2. <scuffed up her shoes by rubbing her feet under the rung of the chair>

Origin of SCUFF

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1768

Related to SCUFF

2scuff

noun

: a mark that is made by scuffing something

scuffs : slippers that are open at the heel

Full Definition of SCUFF

1
a :  a noise of or as if of scuffing
b :  the act or an instance of scuffing
c :  a mark or injury caused by scuffing
2
:  a flat-soled slipper without quarter or heel strap — compare mule

Examples of SCUFF

  1. She slid into her scuffs and headed into the kitchen.

First Known Use of SCUFF

1899
SCUFFING Defined for Kids

scuff

verb \ˈskəf\
scuffedscuff·ing

Definition of SCUFF for Kids

1
:  to scrape the feet while walking
2
:  to mark or scratch by scraping <Don't scuff your good shoes.>

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