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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

Full Definition of scurry

scur·riedscur·ry·ing

  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

  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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