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scurry

intransitive verb scur·ry \ˈskər-ē, ˈskə-rē\

: to move quickly and with short steps

scur·riedscur·ry·ing

Full Definition of SCURRY

1
:  to move in or as if in a brisk pace :  scamper
2
:  to move around in an agitated, confused, or fluttering manner
scurry noun

Examples of SCURRY

  1. She scurried off to finish the job.
  2. Mice scurried around the house.

Origin of SCURRY

short for hurry-scurry, reduplication of hurry
First Known Use: 1810
SCURRY Defined for Kids

1scurry

verb scur·ry \ˈskər-ē\
scur·riedscur·ry·ing

Definition of SCURRY for Kids

:  to move quickly <… the stories were the kind that made people scurry past his house even in broad daylight … — Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses>

2scurry

noun
plural scur·ries

Definition of SCURRY for Kids

:  the act of moving quickly <One wild scurry and Willie burst out into the sunlight. — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill>

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