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See definition of scruff on Dictionary.com
  • as inneck
  • as inscum

synonyms for scruff

  • collar
  • cape
  • cervix
  • isthmus
  • nape
  • strait
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How to use scruff in a sentence

My escort also fell at this bridge, but I caught him by the scruff of the neck, thereby preventing him getting into the water.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
Scruff made no attempt to free his forelegs; but sniffed the soup, and finding that nothing happened, began to lap it.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
Greta, pulling Scruff's ears, would gaze up at the speakers; when the talk was over, she always shook herself.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
The child stood listening; hearing the key turn in the lock, she sank down on the bottom step and took Scruff in her arms.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
At a deeper breath from Greta, the little lady put down her basket, and began to pace the lawn, followed dubiously by Scruff.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
He was upon me with my first few steps, and had me by the scruff of the neck, and brought down the cudgel over me.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
Even Margaret has got dragged by the scruff of the neck into what my delightful cousin Julia calls 'a strenuous life.'
KATHARINE FRENSHAMBEATRICE HARRADEN
As soon as my hands and mind were free I took him by the scruff of the neck and kicked him behind with a good will.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
I wanted very much to remove him from that car by what Lute would call the scruff of the neck.
THE RISE OF ROSCOE PAINEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
So I seized him by the scruff of the neck: 'Do ye see that window, sir?
SCOTCH WIT AND HUMORW. H. (WALTER HENRY) HOWE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SCRUFF

  • cape
  • cervix
  • collar
  • isthmus
  • nape
  • scruff
  • strait
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.