verb (used with object)
- to brush against, as in passing.
- to brush off; wipe off.
verb (used without object)
- scuba diving,
Origin of scuff
Examples from the Web for scuffing
Shrieks and scuffing acquainted those without that the journeymen were earning their hire.Following the Equator, Part 6|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
With her went the interval of peace; for past the well-curb came another figure, scuffing slowly toward the light.Dragon's blood|Henry Milner Rideout
“Hey,” he said as he came through the door, scuffing at the lock with his key for a minute or two first.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
And across the great room, from the same passage where he had entered, Chet heard again the sound of bare, scuffing feet.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
He carried the baby to the one little bedroom of his house, scuffing a wooden rocking chair behind him across the rough floor.The Wind Before the Dawn|Dell H. Munger
Word Origin for scuff
1768, "to walk (through or over something) without raising the feet," from Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse skufa, skyfa "to shove, push aside," from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)). Meaning "injure the surface of" is from 1897. Related: Scuffed; scuffing. As a noun from 1824.