Synonyms and Antonyms of scuff

  1. 1 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface scuffed up her shoes by rubbing her feet under the rung of the chair Synonyms abrade, graze, scratch, scrapeRelated Words bark, skin; chafe, fret, gall; claw, cut, lacerate; bruise, contuseNear Antonyms polish, smooth, soften, wax

  2. 2 to move heavily or clumsily the miners scuffed past in heavy boots Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, lumber, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeRelated Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

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