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scuff (not comparable)

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



scuff (third-person singular simple present scuffs, present participle scuffing, simple past and past participle scuffed)

  1. To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
    • 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, in BBC[1]:
      The Montenegro captain was finding space at will and followed up with a speculative shot that he scuffed wide, after Wales were slow in closing down the Juventus striker.
  2. To scrape the feet while walking.
  3. To hit lightly, to brush against.
    • 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record[2]:
      Wallace threw himself at it to connect with a flying header. He looked a certain scorer but his effort scuffed the inside of Fraser Forster’s post.


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scuff (plural scuffs)

  1. The back part of the neck; the scruff.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ld. Lytton to this entry?)