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scuf·fle 1

 (skŭf′əl)
intr.v. scuf·fled, scuf·fling, scuf·fles
1. To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
2. To shuffle.
n.
A rough disorderly struggle at close quarters. See Synonyms at brawl.

[ Probably frequentative of scuff.]

scuf′fler n.

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scuffle2

scuf·fle 2

 (skŭf′əl)
n.
A hoe that is designed to work soil by being pushed and pulled. Also called Dutch hoe, scuffle hoe.

[Dutch schoffel, hoe for weeding, from Middle Dutch, hoe, shovel.]

scuffle

(ˈskʌfəl)
vb (intr)
1. to fight in a disorderly manner
2. to move by shuffling
3. to move in a hurried or confused manner
n
4. a disorderly struggle
5. the sound made by scuffling or shuffling
[C16: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish skuff, skuffa to push]

scuffle

(ˈskʌfəl)
n
(Tools) US a type of hoe operated by pushing rather than pulling
[C18: from Dutch schoffel shovel]

scuf•fle

(ˈskʌf əl)

v. -fled, -fling,
n. v.i.
1. to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner.
2. to go or move in hurried confusion.
3. to move with a shuffle; scuff.
n.
4. a rough, confused struggle or fight.
5. a shuffling.
6. Also called scuf′fle hoe`. a spadelike hoe that is pushed instead of pulled.
[1570–80]
scuf′fler, n.

scuffle


Past participle: scuffled
Gerund: scuffling

Imperative
scuffle
scuffle
Present
I scuffle
you scuffle
he/she/it scuffles
we scuffle
you scuffle
they scuffle
Preterite
I scuffled
you scuffled
he/she/it scuffled
we scuffled
you scuffled
they scuffled
Present Continuous
I am scuffling
you are scuffling
he/she/it is scuffling
we are scuffling
you are scuffling
they are scuffling
Present Perfect
I have scuffled
you have scuffled
he/she/it has scuffled
we have scuffled
you have scuffled
they have scuffled
Past Continuous
I was scuffling
you were scuffling
he/she/it was scuffling
we were scuffling
you were scuffling
they were scuffling
Past Perfect
I had scuffled
you had scuffled
he/she/it had scuffled
we had scuffled
you had scuffled
they had scuffled
Future
I will scuffle
you will scuffle
he/she/it will scuffle
we will scuffle
you will scuffle
they will scuffle
Future Perfect
I will have scuffled
you will have scuffled
he/she/it will have scuffled
we will have scuffled
you will have scuffled
they will have scuffled
Future Continuous
I will be scuffling
you will be scuffling
he/she/it will be scuffling
we will be scuffling
you will be scuffling
they will be scuffling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scuffling
you have been scuffling
he/she/it has been scuffling
we have been scuffling
you have been scuffling
they have been scuffling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scuffling
you will have been scuffling
he/she/it will have been scuffling
we will have been scuffling
you will have been scuffling
they will have been scuffling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scuffling
you had been scuffling
he/she/it had been scuffling
we had been scuffling
you had been scuffling
they had been scuffling
Conditional
I would scuffle
you would scuffle
he/she/it would scuffle
we would scuffle
you would scuffle
they would scuffle
Past Conditional
I would have scuffled
you would have scuffled
he/she/it would have scuffled
we would have scuffled
you would have scuffled
they would have scuffled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scuffle - disorderly fightingscuffle - disorderly fighting      
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
2.scuffle - a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pullingscuffle - a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
hoe - a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
3.scuffle - an unceremonious and disorganized strugglescuffle - an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
Verb1.scuffle - walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
scuff, drag - walk without lifting the feet
2.scuffle - fight or struggle in a confused way at close quartersscuffle - fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the drunken men started to scuffle"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

scuffle

noun
1. fight, set-to (informal), scrap (informal), disturbance, fray, brawl, barney (informal), ruck (slang), skirmish, tussle, commotion, rumpus, affray (Law), shindig (informal), ruction (informal), ruckus (informal), scrimmage, shindy (informal), bagarre (French) Violent scuffles broke out.
verb
1. fight, struggle, clash, contend, grapple, jostle, tussle, come to blows, exchange blows Police scuffled with some of the protesters.

scuffle

verb
1. To contend with an opponent at close quarters, as by attempting to throw him or her:
Idiom: go to the mat with.
2. To drag (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking:
noun
A physical conflict involving two or more:
Slang: rumble.
Translations
مُشاجَرَه
rvačka
slagsmål
kahakkakahakoidakäsirysynujakkanujakoida
csoszogtömegverekedés
ryskingar
kautiņš
tekme tokat kavga

scuffle

[ˈskʌfl]
A. Nrefriega f
B. VItener una refriega (with sb con algn) to scuffle with the policetener una refriega con la policía

scuffle

[ˈskʌfəl]
n (= brawl) → échauffourée f, rixe f
vi (= brawl) → se bagarrer

scuffle

n (= skirmish)Rauferei f (inf), → Handgemenge nt
vi (= have skirmish)sich raufen; (= make noise)poltern; to scuffle with the policeein Handgemenge mit der Polizei haben

scuffle

[ˈskʌfl]
1. ntafferuglio, zuffa
2. vi to scuffle (with sb)venire alle mani or azzuffarsi (con qn)

scuffle

(ˈskafl) noun
a confused fight usually between a few people using their fists, feet etc. The two men quarrelled and there was a scuffle.
References in classic literature ?
On the crowd's opening the coach doors, the one mourner scuffled out of himself and was in their hands for a moment; but he was so alert, and made such good use of his time, that in another moment he was scouring away up a bye-street, after shedding his cloak, hat, long hatband, white pocket-handkerchief, and other symbolical tears.
The Bandar-log howled with triumph and scuffled away to the upper branches where Bagheera dared not follow, shouting: "He has noticed us
The hours struck clear in the cabin; the nosing bows slapped and scuffled with the seas; the fo'c'sle stovepipe hissed and sputtered as the spray caught it; and the boys slept on, while Disko, Long Jack, Tom Plait, and Uncle Salters, each in turn, stumped aft to look at the wheel, forward to see that the anchor held, or to veer out a little more cable against chafing, with a glance at the dim anchor-light between each round.
Half-way down the long, low snow passage or tunnel that led to the inner door of the house you could hear snappings and yelpings, as the dogs of his sleigh-team, released from the day's work, scuffled for warm places.
Both were very angry, and kept twitting one another with every aggravation they could invent, as they scolded and scuffled, presenting a most unlovely spectacle.
They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast.
Datchery accosts his last new acquaintance outside, when the Choir (as much in a hurry to get their bedgowns off, as they were but now to get them on) have scuffled away.
The gale howled and scuffled about gigantically in the darkness, as though the entire world were one black gully.
In Gulshan-i-Iqbal's Union Council (UC) 29, police were forced to resort to aerial firing when rival political workers scuffled over accusations of fake votes being cast at the polling station.