Examples of scurry in a Sentence
She scurried off to finish the job.
Mice scurried around the house.
Recent Examples of scurry from the Web
The left-hander scurried along the baseline, this way and that, using a combination of quickness and anticipation to track down what often appeared to be winners for Williams but were not enough to end a point.
Altuve scurried to second base on Montas' wild pitch against cleanup hitter Josh Reddick.
Little girls in party dresses scurried behind, imitating her moves.
On a recent gray Saturday morning, 20 volunteers scurried up and down the stairs to a second-floor apartment in South Los Angeles.
My boyfriend would scurry over the dog’s dying body in a desperate panic.
About 20 people — more than a dozen of them children — scurried to get inside the home.
That’s from the good old days, just 12 months ago, when Trump Cabinet officials and his Senate enablers scurried around the world explaining away the president’s tweets.
The wind whipped and dirt kicked up around Globe Life Park, scurrying a strong crowd for cover at first sight of a ballpark dust storm.
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barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom;
beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it;
SCURRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scurry for English Language Learners
: to move quickly and with short steps
SCURRY Defined for Kids
Definition of scurry for Students
- … the stories were the kind that made people scurry past his house even in broad daylight …
- —Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses
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