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scuff

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

scuffn. [Cf. D. schoft shoulder, Goth. skuft hair of the head. Cf. Scruff.].
     The back part of the neck; the scruff.  Ld. Lytton.  [1913 Webster]
scuffv. i. [See Scuffle.].
     To walk without lifting the feet; to proceed with a scraping or dragging movement; to shuffle.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scuff, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. graze or brush against.
2 tr. mark or wear down (shoes) in this way.
3 intr. walk with dragging feet; shuffle.
--n. a mark of scuffing.

Etymology
imit.

THESAURUS

scuff

ablate, ablation, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, amble, attrition, barge, bark, blemish, bloody, bowl along, break, buffing, bundle, burn, burnishing, chafe, chafing, check, chip, claw, clump, concussion, crack, crackle, craze, cut, detrition, drag, dressing, erase, erasure, erode, erosion, file, filing, flash burn, flounce, foot, footslog, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fretting, gall, galling, gash, gnaw, gnaw away, grate, graze, grazing, grind, grinding, halt, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, hurt, incise, incision, injure, injury, jog, jolt, jump, lacerate, laceration, lesion, limation, limp, lumber, lunge, lurch, maim, make mincemeat of, maul, mince, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, pace, paddle, peg, piaffe, piaffer, pierce, plod, polishing, prance, puncture, rack, rasp, rasping, raze, rend, rent, rip, roll, rub away, rub off, rub out, rubbing away, run, rupture, sandblasting, sanding, sashay, saunter, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scour, scouring, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, scrub, scrubbing, scuffle, scuttle, second-degree burn, shamble, shining, shovel, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skin, skip, slash, slink, slit, slither, slog, slouch, smoothing, sore, sprain, stab, stab wound, stagger, stalk, stamp, stick, stomp, straddle, straggle, strain, stride, stroll, strut, stump, swagger, swing, tear, third-degree burn, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, trauma, traumatize, trip, trudge, waddle, wamble, wear, wear away, wearing away, wiggle, wobble, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench

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