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Meaning of SCUFFLE

Pronunciation:  'skuful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
  2. [n]  disorderly fighting
  3. [n]  a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
  4. [v]  fight or wrestle in a vigorous way
  5. [v]  fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the drunken men started to scuffle"
  6. [v]  walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"

SCUFFLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Dutch hoe, hassle, rough-and-tumble, scramble, scuffle hoe, shamble, shuffle, tussle, tussle, tussle
 See Also: battle, combat, drag, fight, fight, fighting, hoe, scuff, struggle, struggle, struggle, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scuf"fle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scuffled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Scuffling}.] [Freq. of scuff, v.i.; cf. Sw. skuffa to
    push, shove, skuff a push, Dan. skuffe a drawer, a shovel,
    and E. shuffle, shove. See {Shove}, and cf. {Shuffle}.]
    1. To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in
       a rough fashion.
    2. Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle
       confusedly or at haphazard.
             A gallant man had rather fight to great disadvantage
             in the field, in an orderly way, than scuffle with
             an undisciplined rabble.              --Eikon
  2. \Scuf"fle\, n.
    1. A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a
       disorderly wrestling at close quarters.
    2. Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for
       superiority; a fight.
             The dog leaps upon the serpent, and tears it to
             pieces; but in the scuffle the cradle happened to be
             overturned.                           --L'Estrange.
    3. A child's pinafore or bib. [Prov. Eng.]
    4. A garden hoe. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.