Scuff Scuff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scuffing}.] [See {Scuffle}.] To walk without lifting the feet; to proceed with a scraping or dragging movement; to shuffle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Scuff — Scuff, n. [Cf. D. schoft shoulder, Goth. skuft hair of the head. Cf. {Scruff}.] The back part of the neck; the scruff. [Prov. Eng.] Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scuff — [skʌf] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) to make a mark on a smooth surface by rubbing it against something rough ▪ His shoes were old and badly scuffed. 2.) scuff your feet/heels to walk in a slow lazy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scuff — [ skʌf ] verb transitive 1. ) to make marks on the surface of something by rubbing it against something rough 2. ) if you scuff your feet, you do not lift them completely off the ground when you are walking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scuff — scuff·er; scuff; …   English syllables

  • scuff — (v.) 1768, from Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source related to O.N. skufa, skyfa to shove …   Etymology dictionary

  • scuff — ► VERB 1) scrape (a shoe or other object) against something. 2) mark by scuffing. 3) drag (one s feet) when walking. ► NOUN ▪ a mark made by scuffing. ORIGIN perhaps imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • scuff — [skuf] vt. [prob. < or akin to ON skufa, to SHOVE] 1. to scrape (the ground, floor, etc.) with the feet 2. to wear a rough place or places on the surface of (a shoe, etc.) 3. to move (the feet) with a dragging motion vi. 1. to walk without… …   English World dictionary

  • scuff — [[t]skʌ̱f[/t]] scuffs, scuffing, scuffed 1) V ERG If you scuff something or if it scuffs, you mark the surface by scraping it against other things or by scraping other things against it. [V n] Constant wheelchair use will scuff almost any floor… …   English dictionary

  • scuff — UK [skʌf] / US verb [transitive] Word forms scuff : present tense I/you/we/they scuff he/she/it scuffs present participle scuffing past tense scuffed past participle scuffed 1) to make marks on the surface of something by rubbing it against… …   English dictionary

  • scuff — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Scuff is used before these nouns: ↑mark {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Scuff is used with these nouns as the object: ↑shoe, ↑shot …   Collocations dictionary

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