- 1[intransitive] scuffle (with somebody) (of two or more people) to fight or struggle with each other for a short time, in a way that is not very serious She scuffled with photographers as she left her hotel. They scuffled for a few minutes, but did not exchange blows.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move quickly, making a quiet rubbing noise Some animal was scuffling in the bushes.
NAmE//ˈskʌfl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scuffle
he / she / it scuffles
past simple scuffled
-ing form scuffling