scurry


scur·ry

intransitive verb \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

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