[ US /ˈskəf/ ]
[ UK /skˈʌf/ ]
  1. walk without lifting the feet
  2. mar by scuffing
    scuffed shoes
  3. get or become scuffed
    These patent leather shoes scuffed
  4. poke at with the foot or toe
  1. the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)
  2. a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
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How To Use scuff In A Sentence

  • These pumps have been around for years and as winter rolls in, the only way to wear them under trousers is in the darker colors (slightly scuffed), with opaque tights. Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat
  • He and Hannah had been scuffling in the yard outside his house.
  • I scuffed the heel of my boot on the step.
  • Most of the nicks, scuffs and gouges that currently mar the work are a result of human carelessness, such as carts and chairs banging into the walls.
  • He sensed more than heard the scuffle of trainer shoes on concrete behind him and threw a casual glance over his shoulder.
  • A scuffle on Friday night ended in a police constable sustaining a fractured hand.
  • Ten minutes in a playground and the jumper would be off, polished shoes scuffed and shorts stained with apple juice. The Sun
  • There were scuffles when UDF hecklers began to shout down the speakers.
  • He stood there, as calm as ever, wearing only his neat black trousers and his scuffed boots, a few tendrils of plum-coloured hair tracing a colourful pattern against the smooth monotony of his skin.
  • There was a scuffle and I lost my hat in the melee.
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