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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.
Translations of “scuff”
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨損,磨壞(尤指鞋或地板)…
in Russian поцарапать…
in Turkish ayaklarını sürümek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨损,磨坏(尤指鞋或地板)…
in Polish zdzierać, zarysować, porysować…
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