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Definition of scuffle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scuffle
    he / she / it scuffles
    past simple scuffled
    -ing form scuffling
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move quickly, making a quiet rubbing noise Some animal was scuffling in the bushes.
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