: to move in or as if in a brisk pace : scamper
: to move around in an agitated, confused, or fluttering manner
— scurry noun
Examples of SCURRY
- She scurried off to finish the job.
- Mice scurried around the house.
Origin of SCURRY
short for hurry-scurry,
reduplication of hurry
First Known Use: 1810
Related to SCURRY
- barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, hurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom
- crawl, creep, poke
Rhymes with SCURRY
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