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English definition of “scuff”

scuff

verb [T]     /skʌf/
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. Have you got 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.Scratching and rubbing scuffed     /skʌft/ adjective The book's a bit scuffed along the spine, but it was the only copy left in the shop.In bad condition
(Definition of scuff verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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