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scuff

[ skuhf ]
/ skʌf /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun
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Origin of scuff

First recorded in 1585–95, scuff is from the Middle Low German word schūven to shove
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How to use scuff in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scuff

scuff
/ (skʌf) /

verb
to scrape or drag (the feet) while walking
to rub or scratch (a surface) or (of a surface) to become rubbed or scratched
(tr) US to poke at (something) with the foot
noun
the act or sound of scuffing
a rubbed place caused by scuffing
a backless slipper

Word Origin for scuff

C19: probably of imitative origin
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