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scuff

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verb \ˈskəf\

Definition of scuff

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to walk without lifting the feet :  shuffleb :  to poke or shuffle a foot in exploration or embarrassment

  3. 2 :  to become scratched, chipped, or roughened by wear <a countertop that won't scuff>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  3cuff

  6. 2a :  to scrape (the feet) along a surface while walking or back and forth while standingb :  to poke at with the toe

  7. 3 :  to scratch, gouge, or wear away the surface of <scuffed my shoes>

Examples of scuff in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of scuff

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1768


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scuff

noun

Definition of scuff

  1. 1a :  a noise of or as if of scuffingb :  the act or an instance of scuffingc :  a mark or injury caused by scuffing

  2. 2 :  a flat-soled slipper without quarter or heel strap — compare mule

Examples of scuff in a sentence

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

1899

First Known Use of scuff

1899


SCUFF Defined for English Language Learners

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scuff

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verb \ˈskəf\

Definition of scuff for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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scuff

noun

Definition of scuff for English Language Learners

  • : a mark that is made by scuffing something

  • scuffs : slippers that are open at the heel


SCUFF Defined for Kids

scuff

play
verb \ˈskəf\

Definition of scuff for Students

scuffed

scuffing

  1. 1 :  to scrape the feet while walking

  2. 2 :  to mark or scratch by scraping <Don't scuff your good shoes.>



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