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scuff

verb [T] uk   /skʌf/ us  
to make a rough mark on a smooth surface, especially on a shoe or floor: Please wear trainers in the gym, to avoid scuffing the floor. Do you have anything for getting rid of scuff marks on shoes? If you scuff your feet (= pull your shoes along the ground as you walk) like that, you'll ruin your shoes.
scuffed
adjective uk   /skʌft/ us  
The book's a bit scuffed along the spine, but it was the only copy left in the shop.
(Definition of scuff from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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