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scuff

 (skŭf)
v. scuffed, scuff·ing, scuffs
v.intr.
To scrape the feet while walking; shuffle.
v.tr.
1. To scrape with the feet.
2. To shuffle or shift (the feet), as in embarrassment.
3. To scrape and roughen the surface of.
n.
1. The act or sound of scraping especially with the feet.
2. A worn or rough spot resulting from scraping.
3. A flat backless house slipper.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skūfa, to push.]

scuff′er n.

scuff

(skʌf)
vb
1. to scrape or drag (the feet) while walking
2. to rub or scratch (a surface) or (of a surface) to become rubbed or scratched
3. (tr) US to poke at (something) with the foot
n
4. the act or sound of scuffing
5. a rubbed place caused by scuffing
6. (Clothing & Fashion) a backless slipper
[C19: probably of imitative origin]

scuff

(skʌf)

v.t.
1. to mar by scraping or hard use, as shoes or furniture.
2. to scrape (something) with one's foot or feet.
3. to rub or scrape (one's foot or feet) over something.
v.i.
4. to shuffle.
5. to scrape or rub one's foot back and forth over something.
6. to be marred or scratched by scraping or wear.
n.
7. the act or sound of scuffing.
8. a flat-heeled slipper with an upper part covering only the front of the foot.
9. a mar or scratch, as from scraping or wear.
[1585–95; < Middle Low German schūven to shove]

scuff


Past participle: scuffed
Gerund: scuffing

Imperative
scuff
scuff
Present
I scuff
you scuff
he/she/it scuffs
we scuff
you scuff
they scuff
Preterite
I scuffed
you scuffed
he/she/it scuffed
we scuffed
you scuffed
they scuffed
Present Continuous
I am scuffing
you are scuffing
he/she/it is scuffing
we are scuffing
you are scuffing
they are scuffing
Present Perfect
I have scuffed
you have scuffed
he/she/it has scuffed
we have scuffed
you have scuffed
they have scuffed
Past Continuous
I was scuffing
you were scuffing
he/she/it was scuffing
we were scuffing
you were scuffing
they were scuffing
Past Perfect
I had scuffed
you had scuffed
he/she/it had scuffed
we had scuffed
you had scuffed
they had scuffed
Future
I will scuff
you will scuff
he/she/it will scuff
we will scuff
you will scuff
they will scuff
Future Perfect
I will have scuffed
you will have scuffed
he/she/it will have scuffed
we will have scuffed
you will have scuffed
they will have scuffed
Future Continuous
I will be scuffing
you will be scuffing
he/she/it will be scuffing
we will be scuffing
you will be scuffing
they will be scuffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scuffing
you have been scuffing
he/she/it has been scuffing
we have been scuffing
you have been scuffing
they have been scuffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scuffing
you will have been scuffing
he/she/it will have been scuffing
we will have been scuffing
you will have been scuffing
they will have been scuffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scuffing
you had been scuffing
he/she/it had been scuffing
we had been scuffing
you had been scuffing
they had been scuffing
Conditional
I would scuff
you would scuff
he/she/it would scuff
we would scuff
you would scuff
they would scuff
Past Conditional
I would have scuffed
you would have scuffed
he/she/it would have scuffed
we would have scuffed
you would have scuffed
they would have scuffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scuff - a slipper that has no fitting around the heelscuff - a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
carpet slipper, slipper - low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
2.scuff - the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)
wipe, rub - the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub"
Verb1.scuff - walk without lifting the feet
scuffle, shamble, shuffle - walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
2.scuff - get or become scuffed; "These patent leather shoes scuffed"
wear off, wear thin, wear down, wear out, wear - deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
3.scuff - mar by scuffing; "scuffed shoes"
scratch up, scratch, scrape - cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
4.scuff - poke at with the foot or toe
kick - strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"

scuff

verb scratch, scrape, graze, chafe, roughen, abrade She scuffed her shoes on the pavement.

scuff

verb
To drag (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking:
Translations
laahustaaraahustaa

scuff

[skʌf]
A. VT [+ shoes, floor] → rayar, marcar; [+ feet] → arrastrar
B. VIandar arrastrando los pies
C. CPD scuff marks NPLrozaduras fpl

scuff

[ˈskʌf]
vt
[+ shoes, floor] → érafler
(= drag) [+ feet] → traîner
vi [shoes, floor] → s'érafler
modif
scuff mark → éraflure f

scuff

vtabwetzen; don’t scuff your feet like that!schlurf nicht so!
vischlurfen; the children scuffed through the pile of leavesdie Kinder raschelten or wateten durch den Laubhaufen
n
(also scuff mark)abgewetzte Stelle
(US: = slipper) → Pantolette f

scuff

[skʌf] vt (shoes) → scorticare; (floor) → segnare; (feet) → strascicare
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Only groans, and people scuffing, and rolling round on the garre, floor, half the night, from twelve to morning
Without other sound than the scuffing of their bodies on the floor, and the clanking of their armor, they fought, the one to reach the dagger at his side, the other to close forever the windpipe of his adversary.
I said once I 'd like that, but I 'm afraid I should n't, for I can't bear Indian cake and cold potatoes, that 's what the poor children always seem to get, and I should hate to have Grace and the rest see me scuffing round the back gates.
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Sunderland struggled to threaten the Emirates side's defence with striker Kenwyne Jones scuffing a great opportunity to draw level.
I hope our three kids, Sam and Katherine and William, can keep running the laps of adolescence and early adulthood without scuffing their knees on too many hurdles.
FURIOUS England pointed the finger at Shahid Afridi last night after the Pakistan cheat was caught on camera deliberately scuffing up the pitch during a bomb scare.
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She suspects that scuffing and other activities quickly degrade the sealants' CCA-trapping efficacy.
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