scuff(redirected from scuffs)
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v. scuffed, scuff·ing, scuffs
To scrape the feet while walking; shuffle.
1. To scrape with the feet.
2. To shuffle or shift (the feet), as in embarrassment.
3. To scrape and roughen the surface of.
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.]
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
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]
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]
Past participle: scuffed
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|Noun||1.||scuff - a slipper that has no fitting around the heel|
|2.||scuff - the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)|
|Verb||1.||scuff - walk without lifting the feet|
|2.||scuff - get or become scuffed; "These patent leather shoes scuffed"|
|3.||scuff - mar by scuffing; "scuffed shoes"|
|4.||scuff - poke at with the foot or toe|
kick - strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"