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 Origin early 18th cent.: perhaps of imitative origin.

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