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Definition of scuff verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scuff

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skʌf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skʌf//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scuff
    BrE BrE//skʌf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skʌf//
     
    he / she / it scuffs
    BrE BrE//skʌfs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skʌfs//
     
    past simple scuffed
    BrE BrE//skʌfd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skʌfd//
     
    past participle scuffed
    BrE BrE//skʌfd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skʌfd//
     
    -ing form scuffing
    BrE BrE//ˈskʌfɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskʌfɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1scuff something (on something) to make a mark on the smooth surface of something when you rub it against something rough I scuffed the heel of my shoe on the stonework.
  2. 2scuff your feet, heels, etc. to drag your feet along the ground as you walk
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: perhaps of imitative origin.

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