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noun as in neck

Strongest match

noun as in scum

Strongest match

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This deep UConn team has more talent and diversity of attack than the one Bueckers grabbed by the scruff of the neck and pulled to the Final Four last year.

Our panelists use apps including Bumble, Tinder, Hinge, Meet Mindful, Scruff, Grindr, and Lex.

In this age of beard love, scruff has never been more beautiful.

I read classic dominance-oriented books by the renowned upstate New York trainers The Monks of New Skete, among others, to teach her I was the leader of her pack, even when that meant stern corrections, like shaking her by the scruff of the neck.

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Scruff believes that sex is not the primary concern of users.

He identifies as transgender on Scruff but not always on Grindr.

They are grainy, low-resolution black-and-white pictures, more scruff than science.

He was as striking in person as he is on screen—thin, white v-neck t-shirt, two-day scruff, artful bedhead.

At the end of the month, participants, called Mo Bros and their supporters, Mo Sistas, shave their scruff and have a party.

My escort also fell at this bridge, but I caught him by the scruff of the neck, thereby preventing him getting into the water.

Scruff made no attempt to free his forelegs; but sniffed the soup, and finding that nothing happened, began to lap it.

Greta, pulling Scruff's ears, would gaze up at the speakers; when the talk was over, she always shook herself.

The child stood listening; hearing the key turn in the lock, she sank down on the bottom step and took Scruff in her arms.

At a deeper breath from Greta, the little lady put down her basket, and began to pace the lawn, followed dubiously by Scruff.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scruff, such as: collar, cape, cervix, isthmus, nape, and strait.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.