scuzz up

scuzz up

1. slang To make something dirty, grimy, or filthy. In each usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "scuzz" and "up." The kids and the dogs scuzzed my new rug up almost immediately. We've scuzzed up our planet so badly at this point that I don't know if we can repair the damage that's been done.
2. slang To make someone or something more coarse, unrefined, or unpolished in style, appearance, or manner. The grunge band performed a cover of Elvis's "Blue Suede Shoes," but they scuzzed it up almost beyond recognition. I hate the way people these days scuzz up our beautiful language on social media and the like.
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