Examples of scruff in a Sentence
She held the kitten by the scruff of its neck.
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The uniform isn’t so much suit-and-tie as plaid shirt, work boots, and two-day scruff.
The Reds are indeed crying out for a bit of steel in midfield; someone to take the game by the scruff of the neck when the chips are down.
The Pacers have just destroyed the Cavaliers by 34 points, avoiding elimination by grabbing the Cavaliers by the scruff of the neck and hauling them to the ledge.
The guy was lucky to not have been frogmarched out by the scruff of his neck.
Whether growing a grizzly Gandalf or a touch of scruff Bradley Cooper beard, those of all facial-hair styles are invited to participate in the festival’s annual competition.
Sporting new-dad facial scruff and sunglasses, Johnson sent a video to the National Association of Theater Owners meeting that detailsdad life with his third daughter, and second with girlfriend Lauren Hashian.
Entireworld is the answer to a simpler, possibly more difficult, question, too, that Sternberg, in gold wire-rim glasses and with a splash of gray in his scruff, poses in his office.
Vava had grabbed the game by the scruff of its neck and put in an inspiring performance which led his country to an enthralling 5-2 win.
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SCRUFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scruff for English Language Learners
: the skin on the back of the neck
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