[ US /ˈskəfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /skˈʌfə‍l/ ]
NOUN
  1. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
  2. disorderly fighting
  3. a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
VERB
  1. walk by dragging one's feet
    he shuffled out of the room
    We heard his feet shuffling down the hall
  2. fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
    the drunken men started to scuffle
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How To Use scuffle In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • There were scuffles when UDF hecklers began to shout down the speakers.
  • There was a scuffle and I lost my hat in the melee.
  • HuffPost's Sam Stein writes, Unwilling or perhaps uneager to let go of last week's scuffle over Mitt Romney's controversial distortion of an old Barack Obama quote, the Democratic National Committee announced on Monday a major ad campaign attacking the former Massachusetts governor's character. HUFFPOST FUNDRACE - Obama Takes A Page From Bush, GOP Targets Obama Through TV Ads, Palin Dead Enders Want Her To Reconsider
  • As they scuffled, a foot struck the lantern, pushing it perilously close to the edge. End of Time
  • Around one barricade there was a scuffle which claimed three victims, the only deaths in Moscow. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • Workers picketed the site and scuffles broke out between picketers and non-union workers.
  • Workers picketed the site and scuffles broke out between picketers and non-union workers.
  • A few weeks ago the 47-year old olive farmer suffered a heart attack during a scuffle with the soldiers guarding the wall.
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