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skirr

verb \ˈskər, ˈskir\

Definition of SKIRR

intransitive verb
1
:  to leave hastily :  flee <birds skirred off from the bushes — D. H. Lawrence>
2
:  to run, fly, sail, or move along rapidly
transitive verb
1
:  to search about in <skirr the country round — Shakespeare>
2
:  to pass rapidly over :  skim

Examples of SKIRR

  1. <the film company will soon skirr the area looking for locations>

Origin of SKIRR

perhaps alteration of 3scour
First Known Use: circa 1548

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