Meaning of “scuff” in the English Dictionary

"scuff" in British English

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scuffverb [ T ]

uk /skʌf/ us /skʌf/
adjective uk /skʌft/ us /skʌft/

The book's a little scuffed along the spine, but it was the only copy left on the shelf.

scuffnoun [ C ]

/skʌf/ also scuff mark

a rough mark made on a smooth surface, especially on a shoe or floor:

They wear soft overshoes to protect the floor from scuffs.
Do you have anything for getting rid of scuff marks on shoes?

(Definition of “scuff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scuff" in American English

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scuffverb [ T ]

us /skʌf/

to make a mark on a smooth surface, esp. on a shoe or floor:

Always wear sneakers in the gym to avoid scuffing the floor.

If you scuff your feet, you do not lift them as you walk.

(Definition of “scuff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)