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scuff (v.)

1768, "to walk (through or over something) without raising the feet," from Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse skufa, skyfa "to shove, push aside," from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)). Meaning "injure the surface of" is from 1897. Related: Scuffed; scuffing. As a noun from 1824.

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Definitions of scuff from WordNet
1
scuff (v.)
walk without lifting the feet;
Synonyms: drag
scuff (v.)
get or become scuffed;
These patent leather shoes scuffed
scuff (v.)
mar by scuffing;
scuffed shoes
scuff (v.)
poke at with the foot or toe;
2
scuff (n.)
a slipper that has no fitting around the heel;
Synonyms: mule
scuff (n.)
the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet);
From wordnet.princeton.edu