verb (used with object)
- to brush against, as in passing.
- to brush off; wipe off.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of scuff
Example sentences from the Web for scuff
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|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