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  • n  a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
  • n  the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)
  • v  walk without lifting the feet
  • v  get or become scuffed
    These patent leather shoes scuffed
  • v  mar by scuffing
    scuffed shoes
  • v  poke at with the foot or toe

  • It bears scuff marks from having been dismantled, inspected, and then reassembled by the Secret Service prior to the presentation by President Reagan who, for the record, did not .
  • Kevin Timberlake digs the toe of his cowboy boot into the caked earth and gives the coffee-colored dirt a scuff.
  • He demands that his sets have a lived-in lookright down to scuff marks on the door.
News & Articles

  • Jogger, 14, escapes kidnappers
    Occupants in a white, four-door car tried kidnapping a teenage girl who was jogging Monday night near Colfax Avenue and 30th Street. Pueblo police identified the car as possibly being a Toyota Corolla, 1990s model, with “scuff marks” on the right side, a press release said.
    Aug. 7, 2013 - The Pueblo Chieftain

  • Paul Byrd in USA Today
    I have had temptations to cheat,said Byrd, a devout Christian who often talks about the role his faith plays in his life. "I have been asked by pitching coaches, 'Here's how you scuff a ball. Here's how you put saliva on a ball.' I was...
  • Michael Vaughan in Times Online
    Stuart Broad stood on the ball, and then Jimmy Anderson collected the ball, whether it was the next over or the over after, and started playing around the area where Jimmy Anderson had created the scuff marks,Vaughan added. "They were just...
  • Jeff Burton in News & Observer
    I think people realize when you get in those scuff-ups that you have the potential for having those bad days. And I just think that it's a bigger price to pay,said driver Jeff Burton. "If you look at 15, 20 years ago, to win the...

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