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scuffle

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intransitive verb scuf·fle \ˈskə-fəl\

Simple Definition of scuffle

  • : to fight briefly and usually not very seriously

  • : to move quickly and with short steps

Full Definition of scuffle

scuf·fledscuf·fling play \-f(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1a :  to struggle at close quarters with disorder and confusionb :  to struggle (as by working odd jobs) to get by

  2. 2a :  to move with a quick shuffling gait :  scurryb :  shuffle

scuffle noun

Examples of scuffle

  1. Children scuffled on the playground.

  2. Small creatures scuffled in the underbrush.



Origin of scuffle

perhaps frequentative of scuff


First Known Use: 1590

Rhymes with scuffle



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