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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scuf·fle /ˈskʌfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scuf·fle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scuffled p. pr. & vb. n. Scuffling ]
 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 Basilike.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: disorderly fighting [syn: hassle, tussle, dogfingt, rough-and-tumble]
      2: a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling [syn: scuffle
         hoe, Dutch hoe]
      3: an unceremonious and disorganized struggle [syn: scramble]
      v 1: walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room";
           "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall" [syn: shuffle,
      2: fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the
         drunken men started to scuffle" [syn: tussle]