AskDefine | Define scuff

Dictionary Definition

scuff

Noun

1 a slipper that has no fitting around the heel [syn: mule, mules, scuffs]
2 the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)

Verb

1 walk without lifting the feet [syn: drag]
2 get or become scuffed; "These patent leather shoes scuffed"
3 mar by scuffing; "scuffed shoes"
4 poke at with the foot or toe

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /skʌf/
  • Rhymes: -ʌf

Adjective

  1. Caused by scraping, usually with ones feet.
    Someone left scuff marks in the sand.

Verb

  1. To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
  2. To scrape the feet while walking.

Translations

to mishit
to scrape the feet while walking
  • Finnish: laahustaa, raahustaa

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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