: 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
: to move quickly <… the stories were the kind that made people scurry past his house even in broad daylight … — Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses>
: the act of moving quickly <One wild scurry and Willie burst out into the sunlight. — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill>