flurry

noun
flur·​ry | \ ˈflər-ē How to pronounce flurry (audio) , ˈflə-rē \
plural flurries

Definition of flurry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a gust of wind
b : a brief light snowfall
2a : a brief period of commotion or excitement
b : a sudden occurrence of many things at once : barrage sense 2 a flurry of insults
3 : a brief advance or decline in prices : a short-lived outburst of trading activity

flurry

verb
flurried; flurrying

Definition of flurry (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cause to become agitated and confused

intransitive verb

: to move in an agitated or confused manner

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Examples of flurry in a Sentence

Noun We had a few flurries yesterday. a flurry of activity on the floor of the stock market as soon as the news spread Verb flurried by visions of falls and broken bones, the parents wouldn't even allow the child to ride a bike
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Voting rights remain stalled at the federal level, notwithstanding the pressure promised last week by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and the flurry stirred up by Texas lawmakers. Rick Klein, Averi Harper, ABC News, 19 July 2021 Two people were shot overnight in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge in brazen incidents that left behind a flurry of shell casings and at least five vehicles damaged, police said. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 Following a flurry of emails and calls from residents across the Four Corners region who were noticing the dieback on their own properties, Floyd-Hanna launched the Mogollon Highlands Tree and Shrub Mortality Project. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2021 But longtime Abbott political adviser David Carney said campaign politics was not a motivating factor behind the governor’s flurry of activity. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 11 July 2021 The moves come at the end of a week that was marked by a flurry of actions by Beijing aimed at reining in the nation’s tech giants. Keith Zhai, WSJ, 10 July 2021 Miami remains at three commitments in the 2022 recruiting class a week into July, even as a flurry of college football prospects have made their pledges to schools. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, 8 July 2021 For the prince, a flurry of outdoors-loving tourists would be a boon. Antonia Mortensen, CNN, 7 July 2021 This young group held up well during the opening minutes of the match, holding off an early flurry of attack from Chicago to set up Perea for his goal. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 7 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Setting the tone, images of snow flurried on screens above the runway, which was set up around plastic sculptures resembling melting ice. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, courant.com, 15 May 2018 Fishing the morning of the snow flurries this past week, Captain Mike Carter still managed to find a Guntersville giant for his clients--big bass of the trip was well over 8 pounds! Frank Sargeant, AL.com, 15 Mar. 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of flurry

Noun

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1749, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for flurry

Noun

probably from flurr to throw scatteringly

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22 Jul 2021

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“Flurry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flurry. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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flurry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flurry

: a brief and light snowfall
: a brief period of excitement or activity
: a large amount of something that happens or comes suddenly

flurry

noun
flur·​ry | \ ˈflər-ē How to pronounce flurry (audio) \
plural flurries

Kids Definition of flurry

1 : a gust of wind
2 : a brief light snowfall
3 : a brief outburst There was a flurry of overhauling and painting …— Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

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