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

Privacy - Terms Read More After flurry of criticism, Charlotte council will vote on deals for RNC convention Charlotte is gaining momentum to land the 2020 GOP convention, sources have told McClatchy. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte releases details for Monday RNC vote. Here’s how to share your views.," 12 July 2018 That Kim would reverse course after a flurry of provocative missile launches early in Trump's term to engage in diplomacy also symbolized the change in the climate. Author: Dan Balz, Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Summit’s outcome rests on substance, not symbolism," 12 June 2018 The First District Court of Appeal issued an order after a flurry of activity that included Scott administration attorneys filing a request late Monday to block a ruling earlier in the day by Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson. Jim Saunders, miamiherald, "Should this judicial vacancy be filled by election or appointment? A court steps in.," 12 June 2018 That Kim would reverse course after a flurry of provocative missile launches early in Trump's term to engage in diplomacy also symbolized the change in the climate. Dan Balz, chicagotribune.com, "Summit's outcome rests on substance, not symbolism," 11 June 2018 After a flurry of diplomatic activity, Trump has hinted that the talks may be back on. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "North Korea denuclearization could take a decade, experts say," 29 May 2018 Retired now, Gartland has warmed to the idea of marketing the photo, especially after a flurry of e-mails from friends tipping him off to new uses this postseason. Eric Moskowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "A Celtics-Sixers photo for the ages. And the photographer behind the shot.," 7 May 2018 Monterrey, the No. 3 seed, held on after a flurry of attempts by Tijuana late in the match. Ivan Orozco, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Xolos earn tie on Rivero's goal in first leg of Liga MX quarterfinals," 2 May 2018 Rapid Thaw The agreement follows a rapid thaw of tensions on the peninsula after a flurry of North Korean missile tests and a hydrogen bomb detonation last year. Fortune, "'Korean War to End!' Trump Hails 2 Koreas' Deal to Pursue Denuclearization," 27 Apr. 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 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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