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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 ?
Better leave all that to my master Don Quixote, who will settle it and make all safe in a trice; for I, sinner that I am, God help me, don't understand these scuffles.
All of a sudden Robbers rushed upon them from their hiding-places, and in the scuffle with their owners, wounded with a sword the Mule carrying the treasure, which they greedily seized while taking no notice of the grain.
They clamber over one another, and thus scuffle into the mud and the abyss.
He heard the sound of a scuffle and Sonya's disapproving voice: "It's past one o'clock.
His coat had been torn to shreds in a scuffle, and his hat was gone.
The soldiers were again called out, again they took half-a-dozen prisoners, and again the crowd dispersed after a short and bloodless scuffle.
However, I was glad to avert what was uncommonly near a scuffle, even at the price of the captain's drunken ill-will.
The youth and his friend had a small scuffle over the flag.
They are less easily excited off their balance; they can recognize and obey their master's voice in the scuffle and rage of battle; and they never fly into nervous hysterics such as are common, say, with fox-terriers.
He accompanied these words with such rough actions, that they soon got the better of Mr Blifil's peaceful temper; and a scuffle immediately ensued, which might have produced mischief, had it not been prevented by the interposition of Thwackum and the physician; for the philosophy of Square rendered him superior to all emotions, and he very calmly smoaked his pipe, as was his custom in all broils, unless when he apprehended some danger of having it broke in his mouth.
He had not gained the crown of the slope, when he heard a sudden scuffle behind him and a feeble voice bleating for help.
An' it keeps 'em so busy they fair scuffle to get 'em done.