scuff

[skuhf]
verb (used with object)
1.
to scrape (something) with one's foot or feet.
2.
to rub or scrape (one's foot or feet) over something.
3.
to mar by scraping or hard use, as shoes or furniture.
4.
Chiefly Scot.
a.
to brush against, as in passing.
b.
to brush off; wipe off.
verb (used without object)
5.
to walk without raising the feet from the ground; shuffle.
6.
to scrape or rub one's foot back and forth over something.
7.
to be or become marred or scratched by scraping or wear.
8.
(of machine parts, as gear teeth) to creep from pressure and friction so that ridges appear transversely to the direction of wear.
noun
9.
the act or sound of scuffing.
10.
a flat-heeled slipper with a full-length sole and an upper part covering only the front of the foot.
11.
a marred or scratched place on an item, as from scraping or wear.

Origin:
1585–95; < Middle Low German schūven to shove

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scuff (skʌf)
 
vb
1.  to scrape or drag (the feet) while walking
2.  to rub or scratch (a surface) or (of a surface) to become rubbed or scratched
3.  (US) (tr) to poke at (something) with the foot
 
n
4.  the act or sound of scuffing
5.  a rubbed place caused by scuffing
6.  a backless slipper
 
[C19: probably of imitative origin]

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scuff
1768, from Scottish, probably from a Scand. source related to O.N. skufa, skyfa "to shove." Scuffle (1579) is probably a frequentative form, also of Scand. origin.
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Example sentences
Pencil erasers can also work wonders on linoleum scuff marks.
The green linoleum floor is covered with a road map of fine lines and gray scuff marks.
Test mix on a small portion of the scuff mark by washing and rinsing well.
There were scuff marks observed on the outside of the left main tire, and on the tread of the right main tire.
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