What does scuffle mean?

Definitions for scuffle
ˈskʌf əlscuf·fle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scuffle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble(noun)

    disorderly fighting

  2. scuffle, scuffle hoe, Dutch hoe(noun)

    a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling

  3. scramble, scuffle(verb)

    an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

  4. shuffle, scuffle, shamble(verb)

    walk by dragging one's feet

    "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"

  5. scuffle, tussle(verb)

    fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

    "the drunken men started to scuffle"

Wiktionary

  1. scuffle(Noun)

    A rough disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters

    Etymology: Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff and skuffa, from the Germanic base *.

  2. scuffle(Noun)

    A Dutch hoe, manipulated by both pushing and pulling

    Etymology: Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff and skuffa, from the Germanic base *.

  3. scuffle(Verb)

    To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.

    Etymology: Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff and skuffa, from the Germanic base *.

  4. scuffle(Verb)

    To walk with a shuffling gait.

    Etymology: Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff and skuffa, from the Germanic base *.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scuffle(verb)

    to strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Scuffle(verb)

    hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Scuffle(noun)

    a rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Scuffle(noun)

    hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for superiority; a fight

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Scuffle(noun)

    a child's pinafore or bib

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Scuffle(noun)

    a garden hoe

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scuffle

    skuf′l, v.i. to struggle closely: to fight confusedly.—n. a struggle in which the combatants grapple closely: any confused contest.—n. Scuff′ler, one who, or that which, scuffles. [A freq. of Sw. skuffa, to shove, skuff, a blow.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scuffle

    A confused and disorderly contention-- "Then friends and foes to battle they goes; But what they all fights about--nobody knows."

How to pronounce scuffle?

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How to say scuffle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of scuffle in a Sentence

  1. John Price:

    They heard a scuffle in the classroom right across from where they were working and it sounded like a fight. So( my son) opened the door and the guy lunged at him.

  2. Steve Upham:

    The two had words and a little scuffle broke out, it lasted less than two minutes.

  3. Charge Emmerson Buie Jr.:

    To date none of the more than 650 interviews completed, locations searched, or evidence collected and analyzed have produced evidence that would support the existence of a scuffle, altercation, or attack on November 18, 2017.

Images & Illustrations of scuffle

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Translations for scuffle

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  • شجارArabic
  • raufen, Rauferei, balgen, Handgemenge, schlurfenGerman
  • azada holandesa, reñir, riñaSpanish
  • kahina, kituuttaa, laahustaa, kitkutella, käsirysy, kahista, nujakoida, nujakka, kahakoida, kahakka, kitkuttaaFinnish
  • échauffourée, binette, rixeFrench
  • csoszogHungarian
  • rissa, baruffa, zuffaItalian
  • schermutselingen, handgemeen, roepen, scheldpartij, schelden, schoffel, schermutselingDutch
  • bójkaPolish
  • драться, драка, шаркать, стычкаRussian
  • handgemäng, slagsmålSwedish

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