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1scud

intransitive verb \ˈskəd\

: to move or go quickly

scud·dedscud·ding

Full Definition of SCUD

1
:  to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward <clouds scudding across the sky>
2
:  to run before a gale

Examples of SCUD

  1. Clouds scudded across the sky.

Origin of SCUD

perhaps from Middle Dutch schudden to shake
First Known Use: 1532

Rhymes with SCUD

2scud

noun

Definition of SCUD

1
:  the action of scudding :  rush
2
a :  loose vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind
b (1) :  a slight sudden shower
(2) :  mist, rain, snow, or spray driven by the wind
c :  a gust of wind

Examples of SCUD

  1. <a cold scud sent leaves skittering down from the trees>

First Known Use of SCUD

1609

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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