- To scrape the feet while walking.
- To hit lightly, to brush against.
2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record:
- 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.
- To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, in BBC:
- 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.
to scrape the feet while walking
scuff (plural scuffs)
- (sometimes attributive) A mark left by scuffing or scraping.
- Someone left scuff marks in the sand.
- 2015, Charles W. Jones, Hydrangeas on the Lanai
- He flung his shoes across the room, their soles leaving black scuffs on the dingy wall.
- The back part of the neck; the scruff.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ld. Lytton to this entry?)
scraping, usually with one's feet