scud

verb
\ˈskəd \
scudded; scudding

Definition of scud 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward clouds scudding across the sky

2 : to run before a gale

scud

noun

Definition of scud (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the action of scudding : rush

2a : loose vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind

b(1) : a slight sudden shower

(2) : mist, rain, snow, or spray driven by the wind

c : a gust of wind

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Synonyms for scud

Synonyms: Noun

blast, blow, flurry, gust, williwaw, windblast

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Examples of scud in a Sentence

Verb

Clouds scudded across the sky.

Noun

a cold scud sent leaves skittering down from the trees

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The movement of cloud silhouettes scudding across the floor of a distant valley tracks the cumulus shapes racing across the dome of sky. Guy Trebay, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Heart of Navajo Lands," 19 Oct. 2018 Just as the lights went down for the second performance, dark clouds scudded across the moon that shone on the theater. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "The Pleasures and Perils of Outdoor Performances," 27 July 2018 Galvis scudded his throw in front of first baseman Eric Hosmer, who could not catch it. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Kenta Maeda fans nine to secure Dodgers' 4-2 win over Padres," 12 July 2018 The military crackdown has continued unabated since then, black smoke scudding across the skyline visible in southern Bangladesh even this past week. Annie Gowen, chicagotribune.com, "'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror," 17 Sep. 2017 The military crackdown has continued unabated since then, black smoke scudding across the skyline visible in southern Bangladesh even this past week. Annie Gowen, chicagotribune.com, "'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror," 17 Sep. 2017 The military crackdown has continued unabated since then, black smoke scudding across the skyline visible in southern Bangladesh even this past week. Annie Gowen, chicagotribune.com, "'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror," 17 Sep. 2017 The military crackdown has continued unabated since then, black smoke scudding across the skyline visible in southern Bangladesh even this past week. Annie Gowen, chicagotribune.com, "'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror," 17 Sep. 2017 The boat scuds out across the Gulf and veers west toward the horizon. Matthew Shaer, New Republic, "—one of the highest rates in the nation.," 5 Oct. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Decent numbers have been caught on gray scuds under a float, but stripping a sculpin pine squirrel in the Narrows area was the best. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Uneven weather makes for mixed results on the water | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 The latter was identified by Corriere as a scud — a white miniature pond resident that resembled a shrimp. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Discovering what lives beneath the surface," 13 July 2018 Fly fishing below the dam on #16 and #18 scuds has been productive. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Where they’re biting as the weather remains unpredictable | The Kansas City Star," 21 Feb. 2018 Also, #14 gray scuds in and out of the trophy area are working. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Most waters clear and warming in Kansas, Missouri | The Kansas City Star," 16 May 2018 Fly fishing below the dam on #16 and #18 scuds has been productive. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Where they’re biting as the weather remains unpredictable | The Kansas City Star," 21 Feb. 2018 Fly fishing below the dam on #16 and #18 scuds has been productive. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Where they’re biting as the weather remains unpredictable | The Kansas City Star," 21 Feb. 2018 Near the dam, drifting brown and gray scuds has been productive as well as white jigs. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Water temps creeping toward, into the lower 50s | The Kansas City Star," 21 Mar. 2018 Fly fishing below the dam on #16 and #18 scuds has been productive. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Where they’re biting as the weather remains unpredictable | The Kansas City Star," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of scud

Verb

1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scud

Verb

perhaps from Middle Dutch schudden to shake

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scud

verb

English Language Learners Definition of scud

: to move or go quickly

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