Meaning of scuffle

scuf•fle

Pronunciation: (skuf'ul), [key]
— v., n. -fled, -fling,
—v.i.
  1. to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner.
  2. to go or move in hurried confusion.
  3. to move or go with a shuffle; scuff.
—n.
  1. a rough, confused struggle or fight.
  2. a shuffling: a scuffle of feet.
  3. Also calleda spadelike hoe that is pushed instead of pulled.
  4. (in tap dancing) a forward and backward movement of the foot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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