flurry

noun
flur·ry | \ ˈflər-ē , 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

Out of the hive of tiny Arianas walks a larger Ariana, who turns to the camera, then looks down at her stomach, which expands and explodes into a flurry of flowers. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Sparks Pregnancy Rumors with "God Is a Woman" Music Video," 13 July 2018 Each week, the comedy sends Twitter into a flurry of meaningful conversations about love, friendship, and Blackness itself. refinery29.com, "Issa Rae Finally Got An Emmy Nod & I Can't Stop Crying," 12 July 2018 On July 11, 1968, the first day of the first GMO, the course saw a flurry of low scores. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first Greater Milwaukee Open PGA golf tournament, in 1968, also was nearly the last," 10 July 2018 Los Angeles also made a flurry of complementary moves as Johnson attempted to assemble an immediate playoff contender on the wreckage of five playoff-free years. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "LeBron’s arrival transforms Lakers back into glamour show," 3 July 2018 Amid speculation about its ability to carry out the flurry of new executions on the calendar, state records show the Texas prison system in recent weeks received 15 more doses of the powerful barbiturate used in its Huntsville death chamber. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "With 7 execution dates on the calendar, Texas just got more lethal injection drugs," 6 July 2018 Theobald also started the flurry with an opening single. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Aurora Beacon-News, "Hannah's heroics: Hannah Theobald scores three runs as Kaneland stops Vernon Hills in supersectional," 5 June 2018 In a bid to offset the flurry of books critical of his presidency, Donald Trump has started something of a conservative book club, endorsing new releases that offer a rosier picture of his campaign and young presidency. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "The Myth of Trump’s Populist Revolt," 18 May 2018 The Cavs had three shots to win or tie in the final moments, but John Bagley missed a 3-pointer, Mark West missed a putback and World B. Free had his 3-point attempt blocked to end the flurry. cleveland.com, "Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Ranking their 10 most memorable playoff games," 10 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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, "Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James to down Cavaliers," 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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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 \
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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