marred or scratched by scraping or hard use: He had on a worn-out old coat, workman's pants, and scuffed boots.Close to the trunk of the car he found scuffed tracks that looked to have been made by small, thin-soled shoes.I looked under the bed and pulled out a scuffed suitcase with frayed cardboard corners.
the simple past tense and past participle of scuff.
- un·scuffed, adjective
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How to use scuffed in a sentence
Slap an 80-grit disc on your sander and focus on the scuffed and damaged parts of the board.Get your scratched wooden cutting board looking bright and new | Jean Levasseur | January 7, 2022 | Popular-Science
Hall said she had scuff marks on her knees and Lee’s thumb prints on her arms.These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about | Paul Schwartzman | December 25, 2020 | Washington Post
There are more scuffed-up Chuck Taylors than spit-shined Rockports.
The only victor in this melee—if scuffed, dirty, and covered in broken glass—was the United States and its political institutions.
Leroy had survived, but had an injured wing and a scuffed beak.The Twister Stole My Pet: How Cats, Dogs, and a Donkey Survived Oklahoma | Christine Pelisek | May 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then, I recognized my son's scuffed sneakers sticking out from the blanket.
Somebody had scuffed his right shoe in getting out and now he pulled up the pant leg of his dark grey suit to study it ruefully.
I scuffed my feet in them, and even hung one from my ear, as children do, while Hard Cider regarded me scornfully.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
Raf could see nothing to so rivet their attention but a series of scuffed marks in the dust which covered the floor.Star Born | Andre Norton
He thought it was his own until he failed to recognize the scuffed, grimy interior.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
And she scuffed off to the house, mumbling, "De muxinest thing I done evah seen."Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp