Simple Definition of scurry
: to move quickly and with short steps
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
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
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