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scurry

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

Simple Definition of scurry

  • : to move quickly and with short steps

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scurry

scurriedscurrying

  1. 1 :  to move in or as if in a brisk pace :  scamper

  2. 2 :  to move around in an agitated, confused, or fluttering manner

scurry noun

Examples of scurry in a sentence

  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

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scurry

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verb scur·ry \ˈskər-ē\

Definition of scurry for Students

scurriedscurrying

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




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noun scur·ry

Definition of scurry for Students

plural scurries

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





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